According to a claim from L’Equipe on Sunday evening, Tottenham have reached an agreement to sign Tanguy Ndombele.
The Lyon midfielder will be moving to Spurs as long as Manchester United don’t scupper it.
Last week, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas made it clear there was no agreement for the player’s transfer, and said Spurs had offered €45m for the midfielder, far from what he wanted.
Aulas had been trying to build an auction, but only Tottenham had come forward.
Noe L’Equipe say the two clubs have agreed on a transfer at €62m, with an extra €10m available in bonuses.
Despite it previously being claimed Ndombele had already agreed with Tottenham on the outline terms of a deal, it’s now stated personal terms are the next step. There are still ‘elements’ of the contract to be negotiated and this could be done ‘in the next few hours’ over the course of ‘several meetings’.
L’Equipe say there could be a ‘surprise’ from Manchester United who are still ‘stuck’ on the Paul Pogba case, however, it doesn’t feel like there’s an awful lot in that, judging from the report.
It’s stated Ndombele is ‘convinced’ by Tottenham, so perhaps United are being used for drama.