Tanguy Ndombele’s unlikely move from Tottenham to Barcelona now looks even more remote.

A suggestion of interest from Barcelona was carried by the Catalan media, and that then led to further claims from the English and French media.

Sport have stated several times that whilst Ndombele has been a name on Barcelona’s list over the past year or so, signing him from Spurs was thought to be too difficult for the club to try in the coming window.

Given what Tottenham paid for him, Barca wouldn’t be able to get the type of deal they’d be looking for.

Wednesday’s edition of Sport dismisses things even further. They reiterate Ndombele has been one of a number of players the La Liga side have been considering for the next market.

Given his difficult first season with Tottenham, contact was made with the player’s entourage to see if an exit was available on a loan deal or permanent transfer at a low price.

That’s been dismissed, and it’s explained Jose Mourinho ‘has no plans’ to see the back of Ndombele, and feels the midfielder has been adapting and can perform at a higher level next season.