Newcastle United will not be selling striker Ayoze Perez on deadline day, according to Sky Sports.
The Spanish starlet had been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, as they consider alternatives to West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
The Daily Mail had suggested a move to London could be on the cards for Perez, who only joined the Magpies last year in a £1.5m deal from Tenerife.
The 22-year old scored seven times in his debut season for the North East club, having rejected apparent interest from La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
However, the outlet reports that a senior Newcastle official has issued a hands off warning, describing the player as ‘not for sale’.
Spurs are thought to be in the hunt for another frontman after failing to land England Under-21 striker Berahino from the Baggies so far this summer.
It is reported that the two bids fell short of the £25m bounty slapped on the young lion, with chairman Jeremy Peace declaring his sale ‘is simply not on our agenda.’
The North London side have already brought in attackers Clinton Njie and Son Heung-min from Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen respectively as they continue to be linked with goal scorers.