Tottenham will be without star forward Gareth Bale for the second leg of their Europa League play-off against Dinamo Tbilisi as he nears a world-record move to Real Madrid.
But he looks likely to leave Tottenham with a hefty fine after angering manager Andre Villas-Boas with his conduct over the last few days.
After two frantic months of speculation, negotiation and gossip, Villas-Boas confirmed that Tottenham and Real Madrid are nearing agreement over Bale's transfer to Spain.
The Tottenham manager said the transfer could happen "very, very soon" and it also emerged that Bale bade farewell to his team-mates last Friday.
Villas-Boas is unhappy that Bale has not turned up to training for the last two days. He thinks the Welshman chose to do so in order to try to push through his move to Spain and it appears that he thinks Bale should now be hit with a fine.
"The fact that he hasn't turned up, I don't think it's the correct behaviour," the Tottenham manager told a press conference.
"It's a position of pressure and a statement from the player. It's a position they chose to take. It's up to the club now to decide if it's a fineable offence.
"It's up to the club to decide whether or not it's a breach of club rules. I've given my opinion on it, it's up to them to decide whether they act on it or not.
"It is a dream move for him but I think in the end this could have happened in a different way.
Tottenham are in talks with Ajax over the potential signing of Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches is expected to complete his move to Spurs from Steaua Bucharest by the weekend.
And Villas-Boas says even more targets could be signed but with Tottenham 5-0 up from the first leg he is likely to give a few of his squad players like Harry Kane and Tom Carroll a run out at White Hart Lane.
Aaron Lennon did not take part in training on Wednesday because of a foot injury while defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) and striker Emmanuel Adebayor are unlikely to be involved as their futures at the club remain in doubt.