Sevilla have told Tottenham to lower their demands over winger Giovani Dos Santos.

The former Barcelona youngster has spent the majority of his time at White Hart Lane on loan and Spurs had hoped to sell him to the Andalucian outfit on a permanent deal.

Those hopes appeared to be dashed last night though when Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido said: "Tottenham want a sale but at the moment Sevilla are only interested in a loan with the first option to buy.

"This is the problem because the subject is complicated."

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