Paris Saint-Germain failed in an attempt to lure Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen away from White Hart Lane, before the Dane put pen to paper by agreeing a new four-year deal.
Foot-Sur 7 report that the Evening Standard claim the 24-year-old was the subject of a secret bid from the French champions after emerging as PSG's primary transfer target for the summer.
The new man in charge at the Parc Des Princes, Unai Emery, was keen on a move for the midfielder who was pivotal to Tottenham's excellent 2015-16 season, which saw them come close to Premier League glory.
Plotting a move for their target away from the media spotlight, PSG, who face Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal on Tuesday evening, instead signed Jese Rodriguez and Hatem Ben Arfa from Real Madrid and fellow French side Nice, respectively, after it emerged a move for the Tottenham player would not materialise.
Eriksen rejected the chance of a move to the French capital, with it becoming clear that he wanted to continue to develop in England's top flight and became one of a number of Spurs stars to commit their future to Mauricio Pochettino's side.
Having signed for the club in 2013 from Ajax, as part of an influx of new players following Gareth Bale's world record departure for Real Madrid, Eriksen has become a key player in North London and is considered the most successful of the 2013 imports.
Despite the reports linking Eriksen with a move away from White Hart Lane, the Spurs man has begun the season in a similar vein of form to that of the previous campaign.
With two assists to his name from Spurs' four opening games, he will be hoping to better the 19 goals he was involved in last season having put his future to bed.