Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of signing Steaua Bucharest central defender Vlad Chiriches look to be in doubt.

Yesterday we reported that the Romanian international was on his way to the Lane for around £6.9million – however this now looks not to be the case after reports from his homeland claim that Spurs wanted to speed up the deal (probably due to the impending sale of Steven Caulker to Cardiff City) and Steau wanted an extra day with the player.

Apparently Steau owner, George Becali, a controversial Romanian politician and businessman who was was sentenced to 3 years in prison in May got wind of this development and has pulled the plug on the deal

Back to the drawing board for Baldini, AVB and co..

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