Tottenham Hotspur have had a bid of £40million rejected for Lyon midfielder Tanguy N’Dombele according to Paris United.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder moved to Lyon from Amiens last year on loan and the French club took up the option to make the loan permanent.
The Frenchman made 32 appearances in Ligue 1, assisting 6 goals and the youngster established himself as one of the key players for Les Gones.
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According to the report, Spurs made a bid of £40million for the player which has been rejected by Lyon, and Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and PSG also interested in the hot prospect.
It looks increasingly like Spurs will be without Mousa Dembele next season with a move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan on the cards.
N’Dombele is a very similar player to the Belgian, not only in name but in the way he controls the midfield and has such composure on the ball even when outnumbered by the opposition.
£40million does seem a lot of money for a player valued at £22.5million on Transfermarkt, but if he can replicate his potential predecessor’s form in the Premier League it would be money well spent by Spurs.