Coutinho's Spurs Loan Off; Dybala Talks Ongoing

Coutinho's Spurs Loan Off; Dybala Talks Ongoing

Philippe Coutinho has rejected a loan move to Tottenham, making a return to the Premier League unlikely before Thursday's transfer window shuts.

Both Barcelona and the player would prefer a permanent deal but it is unlikely any Premier League team will match the £80m price tag.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino phoned Coutinho in an effort to convince him to return to England. But the 27-year-old, who enjoyed a successful six-month loan under Pochettino at Espanyol in 2012, will not be reunited with his old boss.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are working to find an agreement on Paulo Dybala's personal terms, according to reports in Italy.

Spurs agreed a £64.4m fee with Juventus for the Argentine forward on Tuesday but they have yet to reach an agreement for Dybala's image rights from company Image Star.

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