Tottenham have held talks with Chelsea over the potential loan signing of Michy Batshuayi on deadline day, according to Sky Sports News.
However, it is believed Spurs have decided not to pursue a move for the striker.
The news broke on Sky Sports news around lunchtime on deadline day. A reporter claimed Tottenham had discussed the possibility of taking Batshuayi from Chelsea on a temporary basis.
It was then revealed a decision had been taken on the deal, with Spurs turning down the opportunity.
Batshuayi will apparently join Everton, West Ham United or Real Betis before the transfer window closes – it’s unclear whether he will leave on loan or permanently.
Spurs and Chelsea very rarely enter negotiations with each other over players, so the report is certainly questionable.
Fernando Llorente scored the winner against Watford on Wednesday night and is likely to stay on until his contract expires in the summer, meaning Tottenham are unlikely to sign a new striker today.
Batshuayi would have likely had doubts about joining Spurs and being back-up to Harry Kane when the England striker returns from an ankle injury.