Despite Galatasaray’s multiple attempts to sign Tanguy Ndombélé from Tottenham this summer, they have been unable to get a deal over the line.

That has allowed other clubs, including arch-rivals Fenerbahçe to join the fray, as explained by Takvim on Tuesday.

That the blue and yellow team are keen on the Tottenham player is nothing new, as their interest has been reported on in the past, but the fact Galatasaray still haven’t received the green light from Daniel Levy for a deal means they have been given a chance to act.

Takvim explain that the Turkish side have ‘contacted’ the London side about a deal involving the midfielder, and it was made clear to them he is not being ‘considered’ as an asset by the Londoners going forward.

They received ‘positive feedback’ about a potential move for the 26-year-old, and ‘sent their offer’ for the player.

It’s revealed that this was a loan deal with an option to buy, much like the one secured by Napoli last season, as they try to bolster their midfield.

However, Tottenham, as they have done all season, have made it clear they will only sell him outright and aren’t in the market to allow another loan.

This is all for the time being, mind, because we all know that if no one gives Spurs the offer they are looking for, they might not have any other choice but to allow yet another temporary deal for the former Lyon star, just to get him off their books for the upcoming financial year.