Tottenham could move ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan if they are willing to agree to buy the Barcelona ace, according to the Mirror.

We recently relayed comments from Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, who claimed the midfielder’s proposed move to Spurs last summer did not collapse for financial reasons – as had been claimed.

As a result, there is now talk Tottenham could revive their interest in Coutinho. The Mirror claims the Londoners are set to battle Chelsea for the 27-year-old’s signature, but there is a factor that could give Spurs a boost.

Chelsea are apparently reluctant to agree a permanent transfer clause in the loan deal. The report suggests Tottenham will be given an advantage if they are more willing to buy Coutinho at the end of a loan.

Manchester United, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keen on the Brazilian, so it seems Spurs will face plenty of competition if they are interested. It looks like it could be an interesting summer.



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