Giovani Lo Celso's Tottenham move stalls over valuation

Spurs yet to receive a formal offer for Toby Alderweireld, who has a £25m release clause for the remainder of July

Real Betis player Giovani Lo Celso
Image: Giovani Lo Celso has an £88m release clause

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.

 during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur at Cardiff City Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Image: Spurs are yet to receive a formal offer for Toby Alderweireld

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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