By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Palermo forward Franco Vazquez has snubbed Tottenham to join Sevilla, according to a report.
Spurs have been on the trail of the playmaker this summer, but the Spanish club appear to have won the race for his signature.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website that Vazquez was due to leave the Palermo pre-season training camp on Thursday afternoon to undergo a Sevilla medical.
The Italian impressed last season as he grabbed eight goals and six assists in his 36 appearances for Palermo.
The 27-year-old also picked up the accolade for Serie A top assist provider during the 2014-15 season to enhance his reputation across Europe.
His performances in the Italian league were rewarded by newly-appointed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, as he gifted the striker his international call up in 2015.
Vazquez spoke last week of the possibility of joining Sevilla this summer.
He told Spanish publication El Crack Deportivo: “I know they [Palermo and Sevilla] have been talking and in the coming days my future will be resolved.
“Sevilla are a very important club, who have won the Europa League and play Champions League football, so it would be nice to go there – but they are rumours and until something is signed I can not say anything.”
In other Tottenham news, they have been given an emphatic answer after making an approach for free-scoring midfielder.