Tottenham Hotspur are still in the hunt for Giovani Lo Celso, according to Estadio Deportivo on Spain.
The Seville-based paper have given an update on the situation regarding the Real Betis star. Real Madrid and Manchester United are keen on the player, but the main interest is still coming from Tottenham Hotspur. This is despite Spurs also making moves to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.
The report goes on to add several details regarding Real Betis’ demands. First of all, the report makes it clear that Betis will not listen to offers below €75 million (£67.1 million) for the player. Betis are also not interested in any sort of player exchange involvement in the deal, ruling out Tottenham lowering the monetary value of any deal.
The report also makes it clear that the player is not interested in negotiating any potential transfer until his involvement at this summer’s Copa America is over. Lo Celso’s unconvincing Argentina face Venezuela in the semi-finals on Friday night.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Tottenham made a £53 million bid for Lo Celso at the end of May. Sky Sports have recently suggested Betis would accept £70 million for the player, but the latest reports from Seville do seem to suggest a further reduction is possible.
It would still be a massive amount of money for the normally frugal Tottenham to part with. Any deal for Ndombele is likely to involve a simialr figure this summer.
But it seems the situation is simple. Once Argentina are done in Brazil, Tottenham can seemingly get their man for £67.1 million.
Of course, when it comes to Daniel Levy and Tottenham’s finances, it is unlikely to be that straightforward.