However the good news is short lived as the Russian have already pulled the plug in fear that they do not have the time to bring in a replacement.
Witsel came out saying: "No, I will not leave anymore. Zenit took The decision yesterday because in that short time they cant find someone to play on my position.
"It's a pity because I hoped to make a transfer."
It will come as a crushing blow to most if not all Spurs fans, but it questions how this even came about?
There's unlikely to be any further news on this other than the usual just how close Spurs came to doing some business on this one.
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