Tottenham want a striker in January and have lined up a move for Everton's Steven Pienaar but still need to offload players from a large squad with Giovani, David Bentley, Robbie Keane and Niko Kranjcar the most likely to go.
Out of favour: Giovani Dos Santos
Giovani has flopped since his £4.7m move from Barcelona in 2008 and has spent time on loan at Ipswich and Galatasaray.
He impressed in the World Cup with Mexico but has failed to transfer that form to the Premier League.
Chivas had been hopeful of taking Giovani back to Mexico but Serie A side Genoa have made a move and look to be heading off further interest from Fiorentina and Lazio.
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