Tottenham and West Ham are involved in a deadline day tug of war over Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.

The Hammers have made an audacious loan move for the 24-year-old Portuguese after growing frustrated in their pursuit of Sporting’s William Carvalho.

Mauricio Pochettino is keen, however, with Gomes open to a switch to the Premier League.

The Spurs boss is looking to strengthen his midfield options ahead of the north Londoners’ return to the Champions League where Real Madrid and Dortmund lie in wait in their group.