Agency,Tottenham are preparing a €70m (£64.4m) bid for Juventus’s Paulo Dybala and have also been offered the chance to sign Barcelona’s Coutinho on loan.
The Serie A club are willing to consider the sale of the talented but inconsistent Argentinian but are holding out for around £70m for the 25-year-old. A much bigger problem for Spurs would be to agree personal terms with Dybala.
The Argentinian is earning more than £300,000 a week at Juventus before tax and would not want to earn less at Spurs. A further complication is his image rights, which are expensive, as well as agents’ fees of up to £12m.
Spurs are also one of the clubs who have been sounded out on whether they would be interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan. The Brazilian is considering a move away from Barcelona for the new season and the player’s representatives have made contact with several clubs, including Arsenal, to see whether there is any interest in the player who left Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal worth €142 million.
Manchester United were also interested in signing Dybala this summer but walked away from the deal when the total cost became apparent. The Argentinian would prefer to stay at Juventus but the Italian champions are keen to offload him because of his high wages.
The Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is a huge admirer of Dybala but he too realises that it will be very difficult to get a deal over the line before Thursday’s deadline.
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