Spurs manager Juande Ramos wants the situation with striker Dimitar Berbatov sorted.
The Spaniard told The Sun: “We need to get this matter resolved before the transfer deadline.
“If Berbatov goes, we will need time to sign a replacement. We want to have the best centre-forward we can possibly get.
“This is the first time I have faced this problem as a coach and the truth is I have found it a conflicting situation to be in.
“Of course, what has happened has had repercussions on the team and our results.
“Against Sunderland, for instance, we were only able to play with one forward and we didn’t have any substitutes for that player.
“Players go through physical problems all the time but in this case it’s a psychological issue which we have to deal with.
“If Berbatov works well during the week, maybe he will be able to play in our next game. If not, he won’t.
“But we cannot make that decision now. We can only decide that on the eve of the game.”