Tottenham’s attempts to sign Andre Gomes fell through late on Thursday after Barcelona definitively decided not to sell the midfielder.
The Portuguese international had reportedly been the subject of loan bids from Juventus and West Ham United earlier in the week, but Barca were said to have preferred a permanent move for him.
Spurs reportedly registered a strong interest and lodged a late offer with the Catalans then once more changing their mind, insisting any deal must be a temporary one with the former Benfica midfielder playing ‘a set number of games’, according to AS.
However, the two clubs failed to reach a satisfactory agreement and the midfielder will continue at the Blaugrana for another campaign.
The 24-year-old midfielder arrived at the Camp Nou last summer from Valencia for €35m, plus a further €20m in add-ons, but has endured an underwhelming debut season.
Gomes featured 47 times for the Blaugrana last season but started only 17 La Liga games and was even played at right-back on occasion.