Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid may not be completely dead, despite Paul Pogba edging ahead of the Tottenham player with his recent come-and-get-me-plea.

Tottenham Hotspur are still thought to be looking for potential replacements for the Denmark international, and one of those is Giovani Lo Celso.

There have been endless claims, both in the Spanish and English media, about Spurs interest in the Real Betis player. Some said the Premier League club have offered €60m or even more, and others put the figure at €40m, which seemed more like an initial Tottenham effort.

El Confidencial go with the lower figure, and they say Mauricio Pochettino has telephoned his compatriot to explain that’s all Spurs can offer right now, until they bring some money in, potentially through an Eriksen sale.

The manager is said to have ‘assured’ Lo Celso that Spurs ‘don’t have much money to go to market’, but things will be different if Eriksen goes.

Of course, given the club haven’t spent for the past two summers, it seems a little stretch to plead poverty. Betis don’t want to sell the player for less than €80m, according to the claims, or at least that’s their ‘intention’.