Sevilla chief Monchi has confirmed Spurs are on the brink of signing Fazio.
"It seems that Tottenham is willing to pay the [release] clause," Monchi told reporters.
"We are waiting to see the money in the Football League. We are not going to negotiate with anyone because our desire is to keep Fazio in Sevilla.
"Two months ago we talked about his renewal, but it was not possible. When an English team appears interested in one of our players it is difficult because they can multiply player salaries
"We tried to renew him since last season but the distances were huge even if we were hoping to make a new deal."
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