Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly going head-to-head in order to complete the loan signing of a talented Barcelona midfielder.
Spurs are expected to complete the signing of Serge Aurier from PSG on Thursday and could still bring in Ross Barkley from Everton.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, valued at around £30m, is also wanted by Chelsea but is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Slaven Bilic's West Ham were close to signing €35m rated William Carvalho from Sporting CP before the deal broke down.
The Croatian manager is under immense pressure after losing the opening three games of the Premier League season.
Lacking steel in the midfield, the Hammers have so far signed Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Pablo Zabaleta.
If Bilic can't turn things around quickly, he'll almost certainly be given the sack.
According to The Telegraph, London rivals West Ham and Tottenham are battling it out for Barcelona's Andre Gomes.
The former Valencia midfielder was signed by Barca for €35m last summer but struggled badly in his debut season at the Camp Nou.
Spurs reportedly showed interest in Gomes earlier this week but face late competition from West Ham after the Carvalho deal fell through.
The 24-year-old Portuguese international, who made 17 La Liga starts last season, has reportedly been made available for loan by the Catalan giants.
Serie A champions Juventus are also interested but Barcelona are expecting a hefty fee for any potential loan deal.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino put pressure on Daniel Levy to secure more signings after Sunday's disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley.
"We are working hard to add more quality to the squad," said Pochettino. "There are rumours in the media. I am confident we will get a minimum of three.
"We will see what happens in the next few days on players in and out."
Spurs confirmed the £8m signing of Argentine teenage defender Juan Foyth on Wednesday and hope to secure Aurier's services today.
Gomes would be signed as cover in midfield but may perhaps prefer the opportunity to play first team football at struggling West Ham.
With a number of clubs still yet to complete their summer business, it promises to be a remarkably interesting Transfer Deadline Day.
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