The Telegraph reports that Spurs are preparing to table an offer, with Chelsea set to follow suit with one of their own. Spurs are ready to offer £20m up front with a possible £8m more in add-ons, but the Telegraph writes that they "do not have a clear run at Barkley."
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For the fifth time in six matches since the start of last season, Tottenham Hotspur failed to win at Wembley, losing 2-1 to Chelsea on Sunday in their first home Premier League game of the season.
For Spurs fans, including the 73,587 there, the match followed a horribly familiar pattern. Mauricio Pochettino's side were the better team for long periods, finishing with 68 percent of the possession and 18 shots to Chelsea's nine, but poor finishing and sloppy mistakes were their undoing, and the visitors...
LONDON -- There really is no place like home and don't Tottenham know it. They have certainly made every effort to make Wembley feel like "home" after their temporary move to the national stadium while White Hart Lane is being rebuilt, but for all the Tottenham banners, flags and even the executive box windows bearing a frosted image of the club crest, Wembley is still anything but home for Mauricio Pochettino's players.
Having signed off at White Hart Lane in May with an unbeaten home record...
An 88th minute goal from Chelsea's Marcos Alonso ensured Tottenham's season at Wembley got off to a losing start. It was a killer blow; all the more so because it was largely self-inflicted.
After clawing their way back into the game with a late equaliser, Spurs made two uncharacteristic errors in defence while pressing for the winner. First, Victor Wanyama needlessly gave the ball away and then Hugo Lloris allowed Alonso's near-post effort he should easily have saved to squeeze under his body.
LONDON -- Three thoughts from Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
1. Wembley woe for Tottenham
Just like last season's FA Cup semifinal defeat to Chelsea, Tottenham probably did not deserve to lose this game.
But they did, and the manner of this defeat means it is far more damaging than the one in April. Michy Batshuayi's own goal eight minutes from time, cancelling out Marcos Alonso's 22nd-minute free kick, appeared to have salvaged a deserved point for the hosts, which...
Mauricio Pochettino still struggles to find the right words in English. The Tottenham manager has been discussing the problem of signing players and competing with Spurs' wealthier English rivals, topics he has no difficulty articulating. But now he looks to his assistant and unofficial translator Jesus Perez for help.
"It's so difficult in English to express myself and my emotions," Pochettino says. He is thinking back to 1993, when he was a 21-year-old defender at Newell's Old Boys. That September,...