Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked with a loan move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho last summer (BBC).
The Brazilian international moved to the Catalan giants in a deal worth £142m from Liverpool in January 2018 and was mentioned in dispatches about the possibility of being reunited with Mauricio Pochettino who he worked under during a loan stint with Espanyol in 2012.
Pochettino was said to have been left furious with the Tottenham hierarchy in their failure to land the playmaker, who instead made the move to Bayern Munich on a season-long loan (The Sun).
Bayern are reported to not be prepared to make the loan deal permanent which would see the Bundesliga league leaders having to pay a hefty transfer fee (Sky Sports).
Football Insider claim that Tottenham have been offered the opportunity to finally bring the 27-year-old to North London next season for a loan fee in the region of £8million along with having to cover his wages for the campaign.
Spurs are said to be reluctant to pay 100 per cent of his wage which is in the region of around £200,000-a-week with Barcelona keen to cut costs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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