Whatever you make of Tottenham's finances this summer, it hasn't stopped some truly outrageous transfer claims from spreading.
Reports earlier this summer confirmed that a loan from the government had been acquired by Spurs - a sum of money that totalled £175m.
Since then, it's been suggested that the north Londoners are facing loses of over £200m.
With the transfer market in full swing, that wasn't the most ideal news to receive.
However, Spurs are still digging deep into their pockets and looking to spend. That was in evidence when they welcomed former Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg through the door for a fee of £15m.
£12m of that was recouped when Kyle Walker-Peters headed in the opposite direction but it was a sign of things to come.
Nor will one of their targets from a year ago.
Fresh reports this week suggest that Paulo Dybala is on the market.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via The Mirror) have revealed that new Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo is ready to sell him for a fee of €100m (£90m) this summer, presenting Manchester United and Spurs with a second chance at signing him.
Tottenham were close to landing the tricky Argentine last summer but a move eventually collapsed, something that was confirmed by the player himself.
Speaking to CNN in June, he said:
"It was more or less last year at this point when Juventus didn't want to count on me, didn't want me to continue playing here.
"That's when I was contacted and there were some clubs that were interested in me. Among those were Manchester United and Tottenham."
Coincidentally, Mourinho and Dybala have previously spoken to each other. The Spurs boss received abuse from Juve fans when he was managing Manchester United, something the playmaker had to confront him about.
Talking about the situation in November 2018, Dybala revealed: “I told him that there was no need for that gesture, which created more tensions, it's ugly, sometimes we also take insults from the crowd, but there was no need, but I did not insult him, nothing that has been spread around."
GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...
It's unlikely Spurs will have the funds to conclude a deal of this magnitude but if they can spare the money, Dybala would be a sensational piece of business.
The attacking midfielder is a player of world-class abilities, possessing the ability to beat any defender and slot the ball past any goalkeeper on the planet.
In 2019/20, the diminutive figure racked up 17 goals and also provided eight assists for his teammates.
On top of that, the 26-year-old completed two dribbles per match and managed a mighty three shots per game.
That proves just how dangerous a player he is and with Christian Eriksen no longer a part of Jose Mourinho's team, he could add something that they've been missing - creativity and moments of magic.
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