It seems that all summer it has been Tottenham v Arsenal in the transfer window and reports today indicate that yet another transfer battle between the bitter rivals is underway.
First, there was William Saliba who Tottenham tried to hijack at the eleventh hour and failed, then there was Dani Ceballos and again, Arsenal came out on top. Now, there is Barcelona’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Over the last 48 hours or so the speculation was that Arsenal was attempting to sign the former Liverpool star on a loan deal with mixed reports on how credible this was.
However, according to Sky Sports, the Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has telephoned the Brazilian ace in an attempt to persuade him to join Spurs instead.
It is difficult to know with any certainty what is true and not true, especially in the last days of any transfer window but I have to say that it does appear that Tottenham are now the front runners.
To be honest, it always felt a little pie in the sky that Arsenal would sign Coutinho and the more prominent news is focussing on defenders making their way to the Emirates and not another forward.
One thing is for sure, we had better all fasten our seatbelts, it is going to be a hell of a ride over the next couple of days.