Juventus chasing Spurs’ 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.

Spurs €50m Zaniolo bid rejected

That’s according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, as picked up by Sport Witness.

The 21-year-old once again impressed in Serie A last season, despite Roma finishing outside of the Champions League places in the Italian top flight.

Corriere claim that Tottenham, along with Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Barcelona, have tabled €50m in an attempt to secure the Italy international’s services.

It’s not the first time that Spurs have been linked with a move for the youngster, with the club said to have been interested in Zaniolo whilst Mauricio Pochettino was in charge.

Tottenham’s bid has been rejected say the Italian paper, along with all other bids from other clubs – they claim that if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic, Roma may have been entertaining offers to the tune of €70m for the highly-rated midfielder.

With the impact of Covid-19 on the transfer market, it’s unknown whether Spurs will return with an improved bid.