The Mexican star decided on Benfica instead.
The Villans wanted the box-to-box midfielder back in 2012.
We take a look at the best 11 players currently at Tottenham Hotspur's disposal.
Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is looking forward to having Scott Brown and Charlie Mulgrew back from injury.
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment.
Slaven Bilic will be forced to change the shape of his West Ham United side for the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur after the international break.
Newcastle are hoping to find the next Jamie Vardy in non-league football.
Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu scored a hat-trick for the Spain Under-21 side on Thursday evening.
Anthony Stokes is struggling to get playing time at Scottish Premiership side Celtic at the moment.
Former Blues favourite Gianfranzo Zola has not given up on his dream: to one day manager Chelsea in the Premier League.