West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur Held Interest In Barcelona Star

West Ham have made a move for Barcelona's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes

Spurs were said to be ready to beat West Ham for his signing but Daily Mail reports that Barcelona scuppered the deal at the last moment after admitting defeat in their pursuit of Coutinho. Maybe the loan terms couldn't be worked out, or maybe there was some sticking point in the deal that couldn't be reconciled.

Tottenham Hotspur are holding talks with Barcelona over the prospect of landing Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes.

Still, unless we hear conflicting reports from some other source, we should maybe consider this transfer on the shelf for now.

But he has suffered a hard time at the Nou Camp and wants to play regular first-team football.

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England's transfer window will close at 11.00pm (midnight South Africa time) tonight, which means there is not much time left for West Ham to get this deal done.

Spurs reportedly registered a strong interest and lodged a late offer with the Catalans then once more changing their mind, insisting any deal must be a temporary one with the former Benfica midfielder playing "a set number of games", according to AS.

The midfielder has yet to feature for Barcelona in their opening two league matches this season but he did make a second-half appearance against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup last month.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is understood to have persuaded Gomes, 24, to move to London ahead of options elsewhere.

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