Tottenham have made a bid in the region of €60m for highly-rated Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to reports.
BBC Sport have outlined the details of the bid, although it is thought the Seville-based club will hold out for much closer to the 23-year-old’s €100m release clause.
The Argentine international had been on a season-long loan deal at Los Verdiblancos from Paris Saint-Germain before joining permanently last month in a €22m deal.
On Saturday, Marca verified a report from Diario de Sevilla that Spurs lodged a €60m bid for the midfielder, who netted 16 goals for Betis last season in an impressive individual campaign.
The central midfielder starred for the club last season and was one of the standout players in the Spanish top flight, leading to links with a series of top clubs.
Marca also claimed United have contacted Betis regarding their interest in a deal while Madrid instead have opted to go through the player’s representatives.
PSG would retain 20% of any future deal for the midfielder but his release clause of €100m gives Betis a strong position in any negotiation and despite missing out on European football, their idea is to retain the player for one more season.