Another turn of events in the Philippe Coutinho transfer.
Just in from Sky Sports News, Philippe Coutinho will not be going to Tottenham Hotspur. After the Barcelona man rejected the opportunity.
It has been widely reported that Tottenham was in the driving seat. They were really the only takers for the Brazilian.
The apparent deal was to take the player on loan for the duration of the 2019/20 season.
Even though as Ronaldo.com brought you yesterday, Mauricio Pochettino had put in a personal phone call to his one-time player.
In an attempt to convince him to switch the Camp Nou for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 27-year-old, played under Pochettino at Espanyol in 2012, will not be reunited with his old boss.
He cost Barca 142 million pounds from Liverpool in January 2018.
Coutinho has made 76 appearances scoring 21 goals, since his arrival. He has never managed to cement his place as a first-choice player though.
It doesn’t leave Barcelona or the wantaway star with too many options.
There are few that can afford, either 30 million for a one year loan, or between 80 and 100 million in cash.
This will now put a spanner in the Catalonians attempts in getting Neymar back to Spain.
Spurs, however, will now focus on trying to get the Paulo Dybala deal over the line.
There are rumours of them being close, and rumours of a breakdown in negotiations.
The price is agreed between Spurs and Juventus.
The Argentines personal terms, including agents fees and image rights, appear to be a problem.
Plus the talk of him not even being keen on the idea of the move period.
As the transfer window clock ticks on the plots thicken.
The fact is few have the kind of money to do these mega deals like the Premier League clubs.
So tomorrow at 5 pm will see a lot of transfer hopes dashed.