Pascal Chimbonda has accused Wigan of deny him a dream move to Tottenham by demanding too high a transfer fee.
The 27-year-old French full back shocked manager Paul Jewell by demanding a transfer minutes after the final game of the season.
Spurs are keen to sign him but have been put off by Jewell’sdemand fort a £6m cash deal.
“I cannot see a deal happening now because of the money Wigan are looking for me,” Chimbonda told the Sky Sports website.
“I was told when I signed my new contract in January they would not stand in my way if a top club came calling for me.
“That is the reason I signed the new deal and let them take out my release (clause). I could have left in January but I decided to stay on and help Wigan.”
Chimbonda’s performances last season earned him a surprise call-up to the French World Cup squad to understudy Willy Sagnol.
Despite the current impasse Chimbonda says he would be prepared to stay at Wigan if they offered him an improved deal.
“It is has always been my ambition to play for a top club and also play in Europe,” he said.
“If the club do not want to sell me, maybe they will give me a new contract worthy of a player they value so highly.”