Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Nice midfielder Jean Michael-Seri.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a bid for Jean-Michael Seri - but it was not the offer French side Nice were hoping for.
Unsurprisingly it does not appear to have been successful.
Seri has a release clause of 40 million Euros (£35.8 million), The Metro reported earlier this transfer window.
Nice midfielder Jean Seri in action
The midfielder is coming off an impressive season in Ligue 1 in which he scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 34 games.
Tottenham are yet to sign any players this transfer window, with chairman Daniel Levy being extremely prudent.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy
His caution is warranted after paying over the odds for Moussa Sissoko last summer, but their reported Seri offer never stood a chance a chance of being successful.
There may be an opportunity to meet halfway with Nice, but the £13.3 million is more likely to offend the French side than lead to any serious negotiations.
Here is a look at how Twitter reacted to Tottenham's latest transfer effort...
Spurs linked with Jean Michael Seri of Nice, GET HIM IN THE PREM #COYS— bird. (@BirdsTheWord__) July 19, 2017
The only Seri we're getting for that price will be on Daniel Levys iPhone https://t.co/rqB9TtpYPV— Spurs in GIFs (@SPURSinGIFs) July 20, 2017
Spurs bid £13.3m for Jean Michael Seri, have they lost their minds?— TK (@PogbaFC) July 20, 2017