Confusion still reigns over the future of Tottenham midfielder Giovani Dos Santos as he is again linked with a move to Sevilla.
The Spanish club made a bid in January that was rejected by Spurs as it did not meet their valuation of the player.
Now there are suggestions from club president, Jose Maria del Nido, that they could make a fresh attempt in the January window.
Tottenham are likely to be holding out for around £6.5m, but Sevilla’s summer offer was well short of that.
Del Nido told SVCF:
“He is now not a target for us because his price is greater than the market value. It is true that the coach has demanded this footballer but now we are searching for a different type of player. If we spend money in January the chances are it will be a forward.”
This is contrary to a recent statement by Sevilla sporting director, Ramon Rodriguez, he told the SkySports News website:
“We believe Giovani wants to leave Tottenham and that could be decisive. He was our first choice in the summer but Tottenham wanted too much money.“
The Mexican international has endured an unhappy time in north London since arriving from Barcelona in 2008 and remains largely out of favour.
So a return to Spain would suit the 22-year-old no end, whether the two teams can agree a fee that suits all is a major sticking point.
This maybe a deal that will have to wait until the summer when clubs have more time to work out the finer points of negotiations.