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Tottenham reportedly favourites to land Ballon d’Or-aiming midfielder ahead of West Ham

As per The Express, Tottenham will push to bring Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes to north London this month after long-term target Ross Barkley moved to Chelsea.

Spurs are keen to add reinforcements in the middle of the park as they chase a top 4 finish, and manager Mauricio Pochettino reckons the 24-year-old Portugal international has all it takes to help bring quality depth to his side.

Manchester United are no longer interested in landing Gomes, while the player is said not to be keen on joining West Ham due to their relegation scrap issues.

Barcelona blocked the former Benfica and Valencia man from moving in summer as they couldn’t get a replacement, but Philippe Coutinho’s arrival now means Tottenham’s chances of landing Gomes have been boosted.

Despite his relatively average form since putting on the Barca shirt, the excellent passer of a midfielder remains a quality player.

Gomes dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or and even has a clause in his contract at Camp Nou that will see Valencia pocket £13million if it comes true.

If a Tottenham move go through and Pochettino does manage to bring out the best in a player who was one of the best in his position in the La Liga while at Valencia, the club might just have a gem on their hands.