Earlier, we speculated that Borussia Dortmund could step up their interest in Lewis Holtby after Inter Milan rejected their bid for Mateo Kovacic, a very similar type of player. They might have stepped up their interest, but they're not willing to pay the price that Tottenham is demanding to sell Holtby, even though it's a very reasonable figure. Walter Straten of Bild indicated in a Twitter conversation with Raphael Hönigstein and others that the move is off.
@Extremwetter @BvBasti_09 @honigstein Deal ist tatsächlich geplatzt. Tottenham verlangt für holtby 6 Mio Ablöse. War dem BVB zuviel.— Walter M. Straten (@waltermstraten) January 28, 2014
And a translation.
"Deal is officially dead. Tottenham required a transfer fee of €6m for Holtby. It was too much for BVB."
I know BVB are cheap, but wow! That is exceptionally cheap!
I'm pretty big fan of Holtby regardless of what Tim Sherwood thinks of him and I hope this means that he's not going anywhere. He's a good player. Hopefully he reaches his potential while in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt. And hopefully this leads to us not spending money on Fredy Guarin.