Last Updated: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:04
Tottenham could be in line to make their third signing of the transfer window with Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda the target.
The 22 year-old attacking midfielder looked set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce but it is understood talks have stalled after the Ligue 1 side raised the bar, asking for £12 million.
"We have put our efforts to sign Younes Belhanda on hold, the asking price for Belhanda has risen to an astronomical level," said Fenerbahce's vice-president Abdullah Kigili.
"We met with Belhanda however, the current price being quoted is too high. We are in talks with a few other players however, will not be revealing any names."
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is preparing to launch a bid of £10 million plus add ons for the man who was named France's Young Player of the Year last season.
Andre Villas-Boas has been looking to add further goals to his side as they try and compete for a Champions League spot and the Moroccan fits the bill, finishing last term on 12 goals and having netted six times already this season.
The north London club have already been busy since the transfer window opened, as both Ezekiel Fryers, formerly of Manchester United, and Lewis Holtby have agreed terms.
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