Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with Giovani Lo Celso in the summer transfer window.
Earlier this month, we carried a report from Estadio Deportivo, who explained there was a meeting between the officials of the two clubs in a well-known restaurant on Calle Betis, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.
Estadio Deportivo once again relays the same information and claims the Champions League runners-up are the ‘main club’ interested in the 23-year-old, with whom Betis have been in talks with for several weeks for the Argentina international.
However, despite continuous phone calls since said meeting, common ground still hasn’t been found.
The La Liga side had initially slapped a €40m price in May and that has now increased to €70m, which ‘didn’t sit too well’ with Spurs.
Tottenham, on their part, are ‘tightening the thumbscrews’ on the transfer, as it’s claimed the Premier League side have ‘already’ reached agreement for a £150,000-a-week deal with Lo Celso.
The report states ‘despite the current differences, both clubs are obliged to get along, with the mutual desire to reach an agreement.’
Clearly there is a belief that two clubs can reach an agreement as Estadio Deportivo claims Lo Celso is likely to be Real Betis’ club record sale.