Genoa fail to agree cut-price deal for Spence

Djed Spence in action for Genoa
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Genoa have been unable to reach a cut-price agreement to sign Tottenham defender Djed Spence.

The Italian club were keen to make Spence's loan spell permanent but have been unable to agree a fee below the £8.5m option to buy included in his contract last season.

Spence had been open to a move back to Serie A after impressing during his 16 appearances in the division.

However, alternative moves could be sought after a month-long negotiation failed to see a move materialise. Genoa would revisit the opportunity if the price comes down at a later date.