Tottenham are to reignite a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes in January after missing out on his signing in the summer, according to a report.
The Express claim on their website that Spurs are ready to make a second move for the 27-cap Portuguese international after seeing a deadline day swoop fall through back in August, and although West Ham are reported suitors, he is not interested in battling it out for top flight survival.
It is said that Premier League rivals Manchester United, who were also reportedly interested in his signing, have dropped out of the race, paving the way for Spurs to secure his signature after a difficult first half of the season with Barcelona.
The 24-year-old has made 16 appearances for the Catalan giants across all competitions but only six of those have come in the starting XI, with a solitary assist to his name.
Football Insider verdict
Tottenham seem keen on reinforcing their midfield this January, which may suggest that a couple of current stars could be set for the exits. They are well stocked in the centre of the park, with a mix of youth and experience running through the side to create a nice balance which works well for Mauricio Pochettino. Gomes is fed up of sitting on the fringes and will be demanding first team action, but will he get that under the Argentinian boss? Well, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are near-irreplaceable and with Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier all vying for a role, opportunities are already at a premium. As such, the club could have a tough time convincing the Portuguese international on making a move.
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