Report: Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is stalling PSG deal for Benjamin Stambouli

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Tottenham chairman reportedly holding out for more money for Benjamin Stambouli.

Tottenham's negotiations to offload Benjamin Stambouli remains ongoing, with PSG frontrunners.

Spurs are yet to agree a fee with PSG for the midfielder, with Get Football News France reporting that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is holding up the deal.

They report: "PSG have offered €6.5m for the player, all that is missing is an agreement with Tottenham, who are trying to up the price knowing the financial muscle that Les Parisiens harbour.

"Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy is currently blowing up this deal by asking for around €9m for the player."

Tough negotiator strikes again

Levy has a reputation as one of European football's most dogged negotiators, keen to exact every last penny from a sale which he can.

He has proved this in the past by selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for £86 million, Luka Modric for £30 million, and Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United for the same price.

In these instances Levy's stance added to Tottenham's coffers, but left the team exposed, having lost star players on or close to transfer deadline day, and little time to spend the money.

The Stambouli deal is progressing well early enough not to drag on that long, but it goes to show Levy has no intention of changing. Already this summer he has managed to get £10 million for Paulinho, a staggering feat in itself, and knowing full well that PSG are one of Europe's richest clubs can only be giving him even more incentive to push the envelope.

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