Bernardo Silva is said to have been offered to Tottenham Hotspur as part of a bid for Harry Kane from Manchester City by the Athletic.
City are eager to land Tottenham, but Daniel Levy’s asking price for his side’s star man is proving problematic.
City feel that a swap deal could be an agreeable compromise for both sides.
And Tottenham have apparently been offered the chance of sign Silva and Riyad Mahrez, as well as Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte or Gabriel Jesus.
However, it is claimed that none of the quintet appeal to Tottenham as much as keeping Kane does, which puts the potential transfer deal into some doubt.
On the face of it, the likes of Silva and Mahrez would be attractive additions to Tottenham’s squad.
Danny Rose is a massive fan of Silva, having previously said he is one of his toughest opponents ever.
“This season I played against him away. He’s the hardest opponent I played against this season. I don’t think I could get near him for the whole game,” the left-back, who has just left Spurs, told the BBC back in 2017.
But at the expense of losing Kane, it is easy to understand why Tottenham are so reticent to sign the £43 million playmaker (BBC Sport), who is currently at Euro 2020 with Portugal.
Without Kane, Spurs lose so much star quality from their side that it is extremely difficult to see them being successful.
With Spurs under pressure to improve next term, losing them man who finished top of their goalscoring and assists charts last season could be disastrous.
And it seems that Levy will be doing everything in his power to keep Kane at Tottenham, no matter which players are offered to him this summer.