Tottenham's Philippe Coutinho links played down amid Dybala deal rumours

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Tottenham's Philippe Coutinho links played down amid Dybala deal rumours

The reliable Alisdair Gold of Football.London has this evening provided an update on the links between Tottenham and Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.

Barca exit incoming?

On the back of a disappointing campaign with the Blaugrana last time out, Brazilian attacker Coutinho has been hotly-tipped for a Camp Nou departure this summer.

Ligue 1 giants PSG were previously viewed as the former Liverpool man's most-likely destination, with a high-profile swap deal involving Neymar having even been touted:

PL bound?

The last 48 hours, though, have seen rumours of a potential Premier League return for Coutinho ramp up.

Surprise reports stemming from France today even went as far as to state that a loan move to Unai Emery's Arsenal was on the verge of completion:

Such claims appear to have jumped the gun, though.

Further updates over the course of the evening have seen Arsenal's north London rivals Spurs named as clear front-runners in the Coutinho chase.

Sky Sports and a number of other high-profile outlets almost simultaneously suggested that Mauricio Pochettino's men were closing on a season-long loan deal for the 27-year-old.

'Don't believe there's much in Coutinho links'

As per the aforementioned report from Alisdair Gold, regarded as highly-reliable when it comes to Spurs news, however, links to Coutinho appear to be little more than a smokescreen on the part of the capital outfit's board, as they 'try to get other deals done':

And such a viewpoint would certainly appear to be in line with the latest reports surrounding Tottenham's work on the transfer market, spreading across Europe this evening.

According to Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, a 70 million Euro deal has been clinched between the Premier League club and Italian champions Juventus, over Paulo Dybala.

As such, it is now down to Spurs to find an agreement with the Argentine:

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