Reports in Italy claim that Juventus have added themselves to the list of admirers for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Things haven’t been smooth for the Frenchman since arriving from Ligue 1 side Lyon for a club record £53.8m last summer.
After bagging a goal on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, Ndombele’s fortunes began to wane, with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho openly criticising the player at times.
To further compound his misery, Ndombele tested positive for coronavirus recently.
Now Spurs’ record signing could be on his way out of the club after just a season in North London, with several reports linking him with a move away.
Inter Milan have been continually linked with the 23-year-old, but now fellow Serie A side Juventus have expressed their interest according to Italian publication Calciomercato.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear to any potential suitors that the player won’t be leaving the club unless they can recoup a similar fee to what they paid for him a year ago – something which could to prove challenging for buying clubs in the current climate.
This is why Ndombele is more than likely to remain at Spurs – but Calciomercato claim the Italian champions aren’t prepared to give up that easily.
In order to sweeten up a potential move, Juventus have offered Federico Bernadeschi in a swap deal claims the report.
Bernadeschi may be a tempting proposition for Jose Mourinho, who was once said to be keen to sign the player whilst he was manager of Manchester United.
However, the most probable outcome seems to point towards Tanguy Ndombele remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.