Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says Giovani Dos Santos was on the brink of leaving the club during the January transfer window.
The Mexican winger, who has failed to make an impression at White Hart Lane, has been search for the way out of the lug after loan spells at Ipswich Town, Galatasaray and Racing Santander.
The player also enjoyed a successive Gold Cup tournament, but Tottenham manager Redknapp says the club stood in his way when it came to a move away.
“Gio wanted to move. But we couldn’t let him go. We had a £13m offer from Udinese for him," he said.
“It was £10million down and £3m do-able bonuses. A big sell-on. He wouldn’t go. He wanted to go to Seville who were offering 3million Euros. You can’t blame the chairman for not letting him go.”
Tottenham turned down bids in the region of £40 million from Chelsea earlier this summer for Luka Modric, but Redknapp now believes the Croatian will be offered a new deal to stay at the club.
“Only Gio and Luca are here out of the lads who wanted to go. Luka will just get on with it now. Gio is a talent he has got a part to play," he added.
“Daniel will sit down with Luka and discuss his contract and make a deal with him. We are looking to make him a good offer.”
While Tottenham weren't able to offload two of their star names, they did see Jermaine Jenas, Alan Hutton, David Bentley, Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios leave on the transfer deadline day.