Napoli have confirmed that they want Wilson Palacios, but Tottenham's asking price is an obstacle.
"Wilson interests us a lot," Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon told Tutto Napoli. "But negotiations have stalled for now.
"Tottenham are ready to sell him outright, but they want a lot of money in order to let him go," Bigon continued.
"I've spoken with his agent as the player is currently on holiday.
"Everything should become clearer in seven to 10 days' time. Let's wait and see what happens."
Spurs signed the Honduras international, who is 26-years-old, from Wigan Athletic in 2009 for £12m.
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