Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele ‘approaches Barcelona for January’, according to Sport.

The La Liga side sacked Ronald Koeman and are now close to appointing Xavi Hernández as the Dutchman’s successor.

Barca will be attentive to midfielders in the winter market if their incoming manager decides to ask for a new player in the same position.

The Catalan club are looking at various options and one that they ‘like the most’ is the Spurs player. It’s even claimed the 24-year-old could be ‘within the reach’ of the Camp Nou side.

Antonio Conte’s arrival in London has seen the Premier League club get linked to Serie A players and Franck Kessié’s name is believed to be on Fabio Paratici’s agenda.

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The AC Milan star has a profile similar to that of Ndombele and Sport say his arrival could see Spurs allow the latter to leave in January.

Koeman considered the former Lyon man as a priority in the last window after Barca failed to sign Georginio Wijnaldum. He’s no longer at the club and it will be necessary to see what his successor thinks of the Tottenham player.

The Spanish giants tried to sign Ndombele before Tottenham took him for €60m in 2019. The player hasn’t managed to have regularity in the English capital, which is why he is ‘not comfortable’ at his current club.

Spurs’ idea is to recover part of the money invested in his transfer, but Barca can only think of taking Ndombele on a loan deal until the end of this season.

Before a decision is taken, it will be necessary to see what Xavi’s priorities are for the next window, considering that Barca need a striker and have a limited budget for January.