The Belgium global has not featured in the Premier League or the Champions League since his return from a three-month injury lay-off earlier in February, Davinson Sanchez having established himself as a starter.
Instead of running the risk of allowing their player to leave the club for less than market value, Spurs have decided it would be more prudent to cut their losses this summer and cash in for a more optimal figure.
But the centre-back did not complete training on Thursday as a precaution and Mauricio Pochettino said he would be assessed ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park.More news: Sensex regains 34000-mark, Nifty shade below 10500 as markets regain steam
"Toby yesterday could not finish the training session", said Pochettino. We hope it is not a big issue.
"We need to match them in the areas of motivation and [being] ready to fight and then, of course, try to deliver our way and our game".
"I am not involved in negotiation", the Argentinian said. "I never talk about rumours, what the media says or what happens around the club". It's not my job.More news: Lydia Ko falls out of contention at LPGA Thailand
"It is not my job and I can not say nothing about that". "We have almost everyone fit, 24 players in a position to be selected, and we need to assess everyone and then pick 18 players to play against Palace on Sunday". That is an advantage and we understand that's an advantage.
"He is this type of player I put next to Ronaldinho, Maradona, [Jay-Jay] Okocha - players that I was lucky to play with".
"For him, it was always hard to be fit - he's always fighting for his fitness - but now he's in an awesome moment and he deserves all the praise people are giving him".More news: Gilead Sciences and Kite ally with Sangamo Therapeutics on cancer research