Imminent Olympique Marseille owner Frank McCourt came close to buying Tottenham, it has been revealed.
The American is in advanced negotiations to complete his takeover of OM.
But Challenges reveals just two years ago, McCourt shook hands with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on buying the London giants.
Negotiations were held, but Tottenham's asking price - which was for over €1 billion - was just too rich for McCourt.
OM sold Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to Spurs yesterday.