Report: Milan hope to land Mousa Dembele on loan if Tottenham sign Gomes

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele (R) vies with Apoel Nicosia's Dutch midfielder Lorenzo Ebecilio during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between...

AC Milan continue to eye Tottenham's Mousa Dembele.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele (R) vies with Apoel Nicosia's Dutch midfielder Lorenzo Ebecilio during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between...

AC Milan are hoping to pull off a cut price deal for Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy.

Calcio Dangolo report Milan plan to see if they can sign the Belgian midfielder on a loan deal if a permanent agreement cannot be reached this January.

The report states that Milan's chances will be greatly enhanced if Tottenham pull off their proposed move for Barcelona's Andre Gomes.

Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona conducts the ball during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou stadium on April 15, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Milan are claimed to be monitoring this situation before making an approach to Spurs for the veteran midfielder.

Dembele has been a crucial player for Tottenham since signing in 2012, replacing Luka Modric.

2017 saw him struggle with injuries and a loss of form, and the emergence of Harry Winks has given Tottenham a player to build their side around in the future.

Andre Gomes is out of favour at Barcelona having only started two La Liga games this season.

The Sun reported this week that Tottenham are keen on Gomes, following up their summer interest, after passing on Ross Barkley.

Whether they judge him to be worth selling or loaning Dembele for is another matter, and the Belgian may not want to leave with the challenge of the Champions League knockout rounds on the horizon, for a dysfunctional AC Milan side.

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