That is because according to The Mirror, Tottenham are in talks with Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio who Villarreal rate at £21 million.
The centre back had previously been linked with Spanish giants Barcelona as a potential replacement for Carles Puyol who retired at the end of last season.
However is seems that their interest has diminished after they signed French international Jeremy Mathieu and Spurs now lead the chase for the La Liga ace.
Mauricio Pochettino has made him a top priority this summer as he looks to play around with his defence having missed out on Dejan Lovren who moved to Liverpool.
Villarreal’s valuation of the defender seems pretty high, especially when Tottenham are only set to offer around £16 million for him.
But the Spanish club are intent on holding out for £20 million as Musacchio’s former club River Plate still own 35 per cent of the defender’s rights.
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