Spurs in talks with Villareal for Mateo Musacchio, negotiating £16m – £21m deal [Mirror]

Tottenham are in advance talks with Villareal for Argentine centre half Mateo Musacchio, according to The Mirror.

The Spanish club have told Spurs they want £21m for their defender, according to the tabloid, whole Spurs opened negotiations at around £16m.

The Mirror point out that Villareal will have to give River Plate – Musacchio’s former club – a 35 per cent cut on his resale, so Spurs will have to be ready to play hard ball, as the Spanish side will look to get as high a price as possible.

Musacchio has 2 Argentina caps, but hasn’t appeared for the Albiceleste since 2011.