Andre Gomes’ move to Tottenham broke down on deadline day because Barcelona decided not to sell the midfielder, according to ESPN.
The Portugal international emerged as a potential alternative to Ross Barkley earlier in the week. West Ham had been favourites to sign Gomes on a season-long loan until Spurs swooped.
Gomes was believed to be close to joining Tottenham permanently on deadline day, but the move didn’t materialise.
ESPN claims Barcelona decided against selling the 24-year-old in the end. I assume the Catalan club would have let Gomes leave had they signed Philippe Coutinho.