Tottenham have put negotiations for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso on hold for now with the two clubs unable to agree on a fee, Sky Sports News understands.
The 23-year-old Argentina international, who has an £88m release clause, is keen to work under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.
Tottenham may go back in later for the former Paris Saint-Germain player if they can sell Christian Eriksen, the Denmark midfielder, who has 12 months to run on his contract.
Sky Sports News understands Real Betis are likely to accept a fee worth in the region of £70m for Lo Celso, who registered 16 goals and six assists in 46 club appearances last season.
In terms of potential outgoings, Tottenham are yet to receive a formal offer for Toby Alderweireld, the 30-year-old Belgium centre-back, Sky Sports News has been told.
Alderweireld has a £25m release clause for the remainder of July after Spurs triggered an additional 12-month option in his contract earlier this year.
Sky Sports News also understands Alderweireld's team-mates expect him to be on the club's pre-season tour of Asia.
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