Philippe Coutinho: Spurs end interest in Barca midfielder
Tottenham have ended their interest in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
Spurs had been considering a loan move for the 27-year-old Brazilian, who joined Barca from Liverpool in a deal worth £142m in January 2018.
Coutinho worked with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino during a loan spell with Espanyol in 2012.
He has scored 21 goals in 76 appearances for Barcelona but has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this summer.
Arsenal, Paris St-Germain and former employers Liverpool were among the clubs linked with a move for the playmaker.
Spurs could be set to lose midfielder Christian Eriksen as the 27-year-old Denmark international is understood to want a fresh challenge after six years at White Hart Lane.
Eriksen was linked with a move to Manchester United but the Old Trafford club have ended their pursuit of him.
The Premier League transfer window closes at 17:00 BST on Thursday.