Tottenham Hotspurs have reportedly shown their interest in signing AC Milan’s midfielder Franck Kessie during the January transfer window and in doing so they are willing to offer Tanguy Ndombele.
The 24-year-old has arguably emerged as Milan’s key man over the past 12 months. He helped I Rossoneri to Champions League qualification during the last campaign.
However, less than one year is left in the contract for the Ivory Coast’s international. This scenario has inevitably attracted attention from elsewhere.
According to Calciomercato, The Lilywhites are planning to bring in Franck Kessie in place of Tanguy Ndombele.
While the Premier League outfit could technically reach a pre-contract agreement with Kessie. The club officials may prefer to engineer a deal where they can get Ndombele off their wage bill.
Ndombele’s contract will be completed till 2025 with Tottenham. But, he is yet to make an outing under the Spurs newly assigned head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
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The record signing has struggled to establish himself in the first team under eitMauricio Pochettino or Jose Mourinho as well.
Some reports claim that Ndombele even told Mourinho that he no longer wants to play under him.
Paris Saint Germain and Juventus are the other two clubs who are showing their interest in signing Franck Kessie.
Ndombele had requested to end his two-year stay with the north Londoners after a nightmare spell. The French international was not able to consolidate a position in the first team despite being the club’s record signing.
The former Ligue 1 central midfielder has struggled to adjust to life in England since his move from Lyon and the Athletic reported that the player had informed Spurs of his desire to move on if bids were tabled.
Ndombele said: “Tottenham really have to get him, meet with him, and just say ‘look, we know you want to leave, you’ve got a good thing here and you’re not going to get back into the French squad like this, just knuckle down.”
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