It was reported by the Evening Standard that Tottenham made a last ditch attempt to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea on deadline day this January, after the striker returned from a loan period.

The proposed move would have been a short term loan deal, however, Chelsea were asking Spurs to pay an enormous fee for the privilege.

Come the end of the window, Batshuayi signed for Crystal Palace instead, with the loan lasting until the end of the season.

Spurs could have done with some strike reinforcements after the injuries to both Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but Levy was clearly not keen on being held to ransom by the Blues.

However, perhaps the weirdest twist in the story today, Belgian Website DH claim that Pochettino received a personal recommendation for Batshuayi from none other than Mr Spygate himself, Marcelo Bielsa.

Perhaps he had some good insider tips from Chelsea training sessions.


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