Lyon: Tottenham in EUR 45m Tanguy Ndombele bid

Media reports have claimed Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele is close to joining Tottenham, but Jean-Michel Aulas insists no deal has been struck.

Tanguy Ndombele has had two impressive seasons with Lyon.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham had an opening offer of EUR 45 million for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele rejected, according to the Ligue 1 club's president Jean-Michel Aulas.

France international Ndombele has emerged as one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe after two impressive seasons with Lyon. Spurs appeared to have moved to the front of the queue for the 22-year-old, with media reports even going as far as claiming Ndombele visited the club's training ground and agreed terms.

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Rumours had suggested a EUR 65m deal was close to being concluded between the two clubs, but Aulas has rubbished those stories, adamant Spurs are yet to meet the asking price.

"If I wait eight more days it [the asking price] will be EUR 80m," Aulas told RMC Sport.

"Tottenham made a first offer at EUR 45m and we spoke since then, but I can assure you there's nothing done. We're not in a hurry. Tanguy demonstrated his qualities in the French national team. He's one of our best players. How much is he worth? I can't say, but definitely more than EUR 45m."

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