Tuesday August 28 2012
Dos Santos 'held hostage by Spurs'

Giovani Dos Santos “is held hostage by Tottenham” and has interest from Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Genoa and Roma, declared his agent.

“Various teams have shown interest in him, for example Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Genoa and Roma,” Vicente Montes told

“Dos Santos is held hostage by Tottenham, but at the end of his contract he’ll have the opportunity to agree a deal with another club.

“Giovani has an EC passport and that could make it easier for him to move to Italy...”

It is believed that Inter and Fiorentina are the Serie A sides putting in the most effort to track the Mexican international attacking midfielder, but there is plenty of competition from abroad.

“Many clubs are interested, but so far we have not received a concrete offer,” continued the agent.

“Giovani still has a year left on his contract with Tottenham and the transfer market is going through a very difficult period.

“The Spurs President is a tough obstacle to overcome, as confirmed by the Luka Modric saga.

“Does he have a preference? Both Serie A and La Liga really entice Dos Santos. Atletico Madrid are in the running, but also other Spanish clubs like Sevilla, Espanyol, Granada and Malaga have all made inquiries.”