Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso for a number of weeks (The Mirror).
The BBC have previously reported that the North London side had made a bid of about 60m euros (£53m) for the Argentine which was rebuffed.
Lo Celso has a 100m euro (£88m) release clause and the Spanish outfit are holding out for closer to that amount.
Sky Sports have today revealed that Betis are likely to accept a bid in the region of £70million to part company with the player.
Lo Celso initially joined Betis on a season-long loan in August 2018 from PSG but the La Liga club triggered their option to buy the player in April for 22m euros (Sport).
He scored 16 goals and provided six assists in 45 games for Betis last season which has seen him become a wanted man in N17.
Sky claim that Lo Celso is keen to make the move to the Premier League and wants to play under his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.
A source has told Sky that talks are still ongoing between both clubs with the hope that a deal can be concluded.
If Spurs can sign Lo Celso, it would certainly send a message to the rest of the Premier League that they mean business with a deal which would smash the club’s current transfer record.
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