Earlier on Monday, we covered an article stating that both Tottenham and Newcastle United were interested in Atlético Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco.

The Belgian winger has been an important part of Diego Simeone’s plans this winter, but with two Premier League clubs after him with money to spend, an exit could take place.

That’s what Foot Mercato are reporting on Monday via their journalist Santi Aouna, who claims both Spurs and the Magpies have ‘ongoing discussions’ with Pini Zahavi, the player’s new agent’.

In fact, it’s made clear Tottenham and Newcastle are ‘ready to pay his €60m release clause before the end of the window’.

Therefore, if they do, they would bypass any negotiations with Atlético Madrid, which is why ‘contractual talks’ have also been started with the agent.

This would be a very big and very late transfer for either of these sides, who have left everything to the last minute, as tends to be the case in the January window.