Pascal Chimbonda has accused Wigan of pricing him out of a dream move to Tottenham.
Manager Paul Jewell insists he wants nothing less than £6million for the French full-back, who slapped in a transfer request on the last day of the season.
Tottenham have already been rebuffed in their efforts to take him to White Hart Lane and Chimbonda claims Wigan are being unreasonable in demanding such a big fee.
'I cannot see a deal happening now because of the money Wigan are looking for me,' Chimbonda told skysports.com.
'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 arrived at Wigan last summer following a £400,000 move from Bastia. Such was his progress he was named in France's World Cup squad and the PFA's team of the year.
Chimbonda added: 'I came to Wigan even though I could have joined Marseille because I wanted to play in the Premiership as it is the place to be.
'It is has always been my ambition to play for a top club and also play in Europe.
'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.'