Mauricio Pochettino might still need another player with the ability to unlock defenses next season, to serve as a replacement or a back-up for chief playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The Spurs boss has his options in the holding midfield department sorted out with Tanguy Ndombele now signed but the attack might need some reinforcement.
Thus, Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso has emerged as a transfer target for Spurs, ever since the north London side made an offer to sign him before the Champions League final (BBC).
But according to a report via Sky Sports, Spurs have decided to halt negotiations with Betis for the player, since both sides have not been able to reach an agreement over the right transfer fee.
£70m is the minimum amount which the Spanish club are demanding – based on the Sky Sports report – and Tottenham are seemingly reluctant to pay that much for Lo Celso.
Club chairman Daniel Levy has already spent a record fee on signing Tanguy Ndombele and Spurs’ total costs for the summer could be doubled if Lo Celso is recruited.