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Tottenham have been told they must pay £4 million to sign goalkeeper Pau Lopez permanently this summer, according to The International Business Times.

Lopez joined Spurs on loan at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign but didn’t make a single first team appearance for the club.

The 22-year-old did, however, make the substitutes’ bench a few times due to injuries to Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham don’t want to pay more than £2 million for the Spain U21s international. His contract runs out at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

But Espanyol are demanding Spurs double that figure or risking missing out on Lopez altogether.

The story claims a £6.1 million fee had been agreed as part of the loan deal if Tottenham wanted to make the transfer permanent this summer.

It now appears Spurs are attempting to negotiate a cut-price deal for the goalkeeper, which isn’t surprising if Daniel Levy is involved.

The Guardian has also reported a similar story.

Lopez will find it difficult to displace Lloris or even Michel Vorm in the Tottenham goal next term, but he could be one for the future.

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