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West Ham and Tottenham reportedly looking to strike Van Der Vaart-esque deal

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According to WestHamWorld.co.uk, West Ham are looking to revisit a potential loan deal for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, with a need to strengthen in the middle of the park top priority this window.

Barcelona will have to let go of a couple of fringe players in order to meet the squad’s league registration requirements, and the arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean Gomes could be the one of those to be sacrificed.

The Hammers have been a keen admirer of the former Valencia man and Portugal international, and after failing to secure a last-minute deal for him last summer, a deal could work out this winter.

Tottenham are also interested in the 24-year-old, but are looking to buy him for half his valuation in order to take advantage of the registration rule as they did when they landed Dutch star Rafael Van Der Vaart from Real Madrid for just £9million.

Gomes, despite being a divisive figure amongst Barcelona supporters, remains a top player that could improve the London clubs.

On paper, his chances of a guaranteed starting berth are much higher at West Ham, and he would likely prefer a move there should the Catalans giants let him go.