Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay £70 million to secure the signing of their main transfer target Giovani Lo Celso, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs are expected to look to bring in a number of new players this summer, to bolster their squad for the season to come and to freshen things up, having not added anyone to their ranks in either of the last two windows.
The man Tottenham are pushing out all the stops to sign is the Real Betis midfielder, but it appears they are going to have to smash their record transfer to sign the creative playmaker.
The most Spurs have ever paid for a new signing is the £38.4m they shelled out when bringing Davinson Sanchez to London a couple of years ago, but they will need to eclipse that and some for the midfielder.
If they are to make him a Tottenham player, Mauricio Pochettino and his board are going to have to pay £70m for the man who is currently in Brazil competing for Argentina in the Copa America.
One of the reasons why Spurs are going to have to spend so much is the fact that the Betis man has a release clause in his contract of £88m, which the La Liga club are going to want to recoup as much of as they possibly can.
The Spanish outfit will be hoping that their star attraction impresses while in the Copa America, to drive the price of the 23-year-old up, but with Tottenham interested they might not need to worry.
That is because the Spurs boss, who is desperate to bring Lo Celso to the English capital, is understood to have a large portion of the Champions League income to spend this summer.
Pochettino has plenty of holes to fill in his Tottenham squad in this window, but seemingly not before he manages to get his hands on the expensive Argentine.