SPURS chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to meet a £60million demand for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
The Argentine playmaker has told the Seville-based La Liga club that he wants to join Tottenham even though Manchester United have also shown an interest.
But White Hart Lane chief Levy will not go anywhere near the current asking price.
One option would be to add Erik Lamela into the deal.
Lo Celso, 23, was on loan from PSG at Betis last season and scored 15 times before the club exercised their option for a £20m permanent move.
Even without playing one more game, Lo Celso could be on his way with Betis making a massive profit.
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Lo Celso, although also holding an Italian passport, has made 19 appearances for Argentina’s senior team.
Betis are nearing a deal for his replacement, as they close in on the £22.6m signing of Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir.
The Frenchman, who saw a move to Liverpool collapse last summer, is expected to seal a move to the La Liga side in the coming days.
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