Transfer silly season is reaching its ludicrous peak.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jonny Evans are the unexpected prime targets for the biggest clubs in the country while the European heavyweights are busy dropping nine-figure sums on players barely out of nappies.
Kylian Mbappe is set to go on loan to PSG before permanently signing next for summer for £167million.
A deal of this magnitude is bound to have after-effects and Spurs may end up as the primary benefactors.
France Football are reporting that PSG wish to clear some space in their squad to accommodate their wealth of fresh attacking talent.
The Ligue 1 giants have supposedly offered Mauricio Pochettino the option to buy either Lucas Moura or, more invitingly, Angel Di Maria.
The report suggests that the Spurs gaffer does not believe Brazilian winger Moura to be up to standard but is keen on adding Di Maria to his attacking unit.
The only blockade is Daniel Levy, who may not cough up the funds required to sign the Argentine star, or meet his wage demands.
Di Maria’s Premier League legacy is an underwhelming one.
His spell as Man United’s No7 started promisingly before falling off a cliff.
The 29-year-old’s talent has never been in doubt and if Pochettino could instil the same sense of motivation and desire that has brought the best out of the Spurs squad as a whole, Di Maria could prove to be a devastating threat.
Spurs’ Wembley woes have continued this season and Chris Wood’s last-gasp equaliser at the weekend may provoke a splurge of spending before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
However, Levy is famously composed when it comes to transfers (Moussa Sissoko aside) and would be reluctant to pay over the odds for a player who failed to impress on English shores in 2014/15.
Di Maria has had his wages paid by Real Madrid, United and PSG for the last seven years and is accustomed to a salary befitting a representative of such clubs.
Spurs’ famously parsimonious approach to finances means a deal is unlikely.
But you never know these days…
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