The club are weighing up an offer for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha after his permanent move to Inter Milan was placed in doubt, according to Sport.
The Catalan publication say that the Serie A club have reneged on their agreement to sign the Brazilian on a permanent basis for €35m (£31m), and want to negotiate a lower fee.
Rafinha spent the second half of last season on loan at the San Siro with the Italian side having a purchase option, but despite their qualification for the Champions League, they are still reluctant to pay the agreed amount.
We could, therefore, capitalise on the dispute. Sport believe that Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the 25-year-old and is keen to strengthen the centre of midfield with the Brazilian international.
It is said that we would have no problem paying Barca’s asking price, but his problems with injury and his middling displays for Inter in the second of last season would make me question whether he’d be a likely target.