Falling out with José Mourinho, there appeared to be little way back for Tanguy Ndombélé at Tottenham.

Many articles were written about the subject following the training ground altercation, and it was explained Daniel Levy was already in talks with clubs about a potential sale just one year after spending over €60m on the midfielder.

Barcelona appeared in the lead at one point, but it appears it’s now Inter who have jumped ahead, according to TF1 journalist Julien Maynard.

He took to Twitter on Monday to report that Antonio Conte’s side were ‘accelerating’ their attempts to sign Ndombélé, and the Italian club were ‘close’ to finding an agreement with Spurs regarding the transfer fee.

Maynard then followed this up by pointing out that Inter ‘are planning on including a player in the deal’, without revealing who that might be.

However, the task of convincing the player himself was still one they needed to overcome.

Ndombélé is said to be in contact with ‘two other European clubs’, but has yet to take any decision regarding his future.

It’s worth pointing out this comes just a few days after Corriere dello Sport in Italy explained the Serie A side were looking at Ndombélé and Moussa Sissoko as alternatives to N’Golo Kanté, and ‘an exchange’ would be ‘necessary’ for a deal to be struck.

That same article also hinted that players who could be used were either Milan Škriniar, who has fallen out of favour under Conte, or Marcelo Brozović, but we have to make it clear this is based on old reports and Julien Maynard has not mentioned any names in his.

We’re just telling you what we’ve seen over the past few weeks.