Manchester United are still in a position to hijack Tottenham’s deal for Tanguy Ndombele despite Spurs agreeing a fee with Lyon for the midfielder, according to reports in France.
Tottenham and Lyon have come to terms over a £55million deal for Ndombele, plus a further £9m in add-ons. Ndombele is keen for a big-money move this summer and Lyon are prepared to sell to the highest bidder.
L’Equipe claim Spurs has agreed a fee with Lyon, but Ndombele is yet to finalise personal terms with Tottenham. That leaves the door open for United to attempt a last-ditch hijack for the 22-year-old.
United have held talks with Lyon, but feel there is no room currently in their squad for Ndombele with Paul Pogba still on the books at the club. Were Pogba to leave, and free up the wage bill, United would be more likely to push ahead with their pursuit of Ndombele.
Ndombele has already been given a tour of Spurs’ training ground and there is a willingness from the player to join Tottenham if no other side emerges. The France international has been impressed with Mauricio Pochettino’s vision for the club and Tottenham are the frontrunners to secure his signature.
Pochettino has demanded a big summer from Tottenham after failing to sign a single player in the previous two windows. Ndombele, should he join Tottenham, will be the club’s record signing and easily surpass the £42m Spurs paid for centre-back Davinson Sanchez in 2017.
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