The People says Rafael Benitez did have an interest in Tottenhamâ€™s midfielder, but will not pay the asking price set by Daniel Levy.
Spursâ€™ chief decision-maker has a reputation for driving a hard bargain but Benitez was stunned by the Â£16m fee.
Sandro is also interesting AS Roma.
Spurs football chief Franco Baldini flew to Italy on the weekend for transfer business, which includes talks with former club Roma.
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