Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly learned the price they would need to pay in order to sign Flamengo midfielder Gerson, and it seems to have killed off any potential deal for the player.
It was reported by Goal last week that Jose Mourinho is a fan of the player and that Tottenham have been tracking him since December.
The same source later claimed that an official bid had been lodged with the Copa Libertadores winners, valued at £16 million.
That was promptly rejected and considered ‘very low’ by the Flamengo hierarchy. Instead, according to R7 Esportes, Flamengo are after a far more significant fee.
It is claimed that Gerson has a current release clause of €70 million (£62.5m) in his deal with the Rubo-Negro. However, they would consider his sale for a fee in the region of €50 million (£44.7m).
Tottenham are likely to keep spending to a minimum this summer amid the global health crisis so a deal to bring in Gerson, who struggled in his last European move to Roma, would have to be relatively cheap.
There is seemingly no way that Tottenham will be willing to meet that current price-tag and Spurs fans can seemingly forget about the links to Gerson this summer.