Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club failed in an audacious bid to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in January.
Having fallen out with Roberto Mancini after apparently refusing to come off the bench at Bayern Munich, Tevez went AWOL for three months towards the end of last year and the City boss said the Argentina striker would not play for the club again.
It is not known whether Tevez would have been keen on a move to Spurs, who were then keeping pace with City in the Premier League title race, but a potential deal would not have happened anyway due to the forward's wage demands.
"I said to the chairman 'can you get me Carlos Tevez?'," said Redknapp.
"Daniel made some enquiries, but it wasn't doable. If he could have done it, he would have.
"He (Levy) would have loved Tevez, but it wasn't possible because his wages are £200,000 a week. It's not possible at Tottenham to buy him.
"He is a fantastic player. When he puts a shirt on he doesn't stop running, working, he's enthusiastic, he can play and he can score goals."