Deal hits stalemate as Tottenham hold out for full price

Wilson Palacios’s proposed transfer to Italian side Napoli has stalled, according to Sky Sports.

Napoli are only thought to be prepared to offer around £10 million for the midfielder who moved to White Hart Lane from Wigan in January 2009. However, Tottenham are insistent on recouping the full £12 million they paid for the 26-year old.

The Honduran made 30 appearances for Spurs last season and Harry Redknapp is reluctant to let the midfielder leave. However, with the emergence of Brazilian Sandro, Redknapp is willing to cash in for the right offer.

The Sun claims Napoli might even try and sign the player on loan with a view to a permanent switch but Spurs are thought to prefer a permanent deal.

The defensive midfielder has represented Honduras 71 times. He first played in England under Steve Bruce at both Birmingham and Wigan Athletic and has since made 85 appearances in 2 and a half seasons at Tottenham Hotspur.

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