According to the report, Tottenham is planning an eleventh hour attempt to sign Barcelona youth Louie Barry.
Aston Villa is believed to approach the announcement of the signing of the ex-starlet West Brom, pending only international authorization.
Barry left the Baggies only in the summer, where after refusing to sign a long-term contract with The Hawthorns, he moved to La Masia.
But less than six months after his move, the sixteen year old is ready for a return to English football and, most likely, for a return to the Midlands with Villa.
Barry was reported to have been at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training complex this week, completing the final details of what is said to be a £ 3m transfer.
However, Football Insider has now reported that Jose Mourinho’s Spurs could try to hijack that deal in an attempt to bring it to North London.
Villa Academy Academy manager Mark Harrison, who previously held the same role with Albion, has worked with Barry and hopes to convince the talented forward to sign with his local team.
The Baggies were left furious with the Liga giants like BirminghamLive understand that they still have to receive a fee for the young person.
West Brom, which was evaluating its options as early as September, had an interview with the FIFA global governing body last month about the situation having been made clear by the FA and the EFL that their documents relating to the offer that they themselves had made to Barry in the summer satisfied all the boxes required.