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Tottenham, Manchester United Engaged In Talks Over Lyon Midfielder

Tottenham, Manchester United Engaged In Talks Over Lyon Midfielder

This summer transfer window two English giants will go head to head to fight for some of the most interesting footballers in Europe right now. They are already fighting for Sporting Lisbon’s midfielder Bruno Fernandes, but that doesn’t seem to be the last time these two go at it trying to land certain players.

Current Champions League runners-up Tottenham and Manchester United have been following Olympique Lyonnais’ standout Tanguy Ndombele, as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

The 22-year-old remains a hot topic for a number of clubs across Europe, as Lyon are in talks with all four sides over Ndombélé's future, but Téléfoot journalist ​Julien Maynard insists there hasn’t been an official agreement with any of them.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed last month he already had three offers on the table for Ndombélé, with Manchester United and Tottenham being considered the first ones to make approaches.

"I am negotiating with the biggest European clubs for Ndombélé," Aulas revealed in May. "I'm the one who revived the PSG talks so that they don't feel dismissed."I told myself that it was the time to speak to PSG because PSG would win more by operating with French clubs. If PSG aligns with the three offers received and Tanguy agrees, obviously it would be nice if he goes there."

At this very moment, Tottenham appear to be closest to get Ndombele's signature, but he’s expected to go to one of the two Premier League teams. Juventus have also shown their interest in Ndombele and reports from Italy have suggested that the player has actually reached an agreement over personal terms in Turin, even though he would prefer a move to England instead.