Chinese Super League club Beijing Sinobo Guoan are keen on a move for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to the Sun.
The newspaper claims that the cash-rich club are lining up a move for the 30-year-old, who is a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
It is understood the Chinese outfit would be prepared to pay the Spurs ace £160,000-a-week and the Belgium international has less than 18 months on his existing deal.
The report details Beijing Sinobo Guoan are yet to make an official bid, but the deal could still take place this month as the Chinese transfer window closes on February 28.
The north London club have insisted that the midfielder powerhouse is not for sale amid interest.
Good move for Spurs?
There is no way Spurs should consider cashing in on Dembele despite the possibility to make some good money on him.
The central midfield is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League and is integral to Pochettino’s team.
He has shown in recent weeks he has hit top form and can play a huge role in the second half of the season.
Dembele is so difficult to dispossess when on the ball and is crucial in the middle of the park.
This Is Futbol rating: 1/10
Likely to happen?
It seems highly unlikely that Spurs will sanction the exit of a star player in February, but stranger things have happened and the money in the Chinese League is a concern for European teams.
Dembele is an ever-present in the midfield and looks to be in the peak of his career right now.
This Is Futbol rating: 3/10