Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has revealed Tottenham want more money than he is prepared to pay for midfielder Didier Zokora.
Zokora has been out of favour at Spurs since the arrival of Wilson Palacios and the Spanish club are interested if they can agree a fee.
"The distance between what they asked for and what we are willing to offer was so great that we left it there, and decided to speak again in the future," Del Nido said.
"Zokora is not the only option. The number two on the list is just as valid an option as Zokora, and is even younger.
"We requested permission from Tottenham to talk to him because we wanted to know what his disposition was, and he would be very excited to play in a competition he never has before in the Champions League.
"But we must deal with a level head. We have spent several million Euros and want to guarantee after it all that we have a squad capable."
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