Paris St Germain winger Lucas Moura held talks with Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy yesterday during a flying visit to Spurs training ground.
With the French club needing to sell due to UEFA’s FFP investigation, the Lilywhites are increasingly confident that they can sign the 25-year-old Brazil international who has been capped 36 times by his country.
After four and half years in Paris, Moura is being eyed by a number of European clubs. The former Sao Paulo player was a long-time target for Manchester United before they signed Alexis Sanchez. Jose Mourinho’s ardour is cooled with the Portuguese shifting priorities for improving his squad.
Valued at £25m, Moura has yet to start a game for PSG this season and is not cup-tied for the Champions League, making him an attractive proposition for the north London club who face Juventus in the Round of Sixteen next month.
While the club is keen to assist Pochettino in achieving a top four finish this season, the construction costs of the new White Hart Lane continue to rise and are expected to top £1bn by the time the stadium opens. Those who recently visited the site revealed it seems unlikely that it will be open for the start of next season.