Dele Alli may just have to continue at Tottenham this season after the club rejected a £1.5m loan bid for the England midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, Benfica striker Carlos Vinícius is set to join Spurs after the Portuguese club announced that a €3m loan fee had been agreed with a €45m option-to-buy clause.
The 24-year-old was offered to the French champions last month and has not featured in the Premier League for Spurs since being substituted at half-time against Everton on the opening day.
It is understood Tottenham immediately rejected PSG’s offer, with Alli set to remain and fight for his place in Jose Mourinho’s squad.
Tottenham are on the verge of bringing Benfica striker Vinícius to the club on loan.
The 25-year-old Brazilian is represented by Jorge Mendes’s company, Gestifute.
Mourinho is also represented by Mendes. A loan deal with a €45m option to buy has been agreed between the two clubs.
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When asked last night whether a deal was close, Mourinho said: “No, I want you to ask me that question when it’s confirmed. Nobody told me it’s done so I’m going to respect the player, respect Benfica and wait a little bit more.”