Tottenham could be offered a financial reprieve after Inter Milan registered their interest in acquiring a mega money Spurs flop.
Jose Mourinho’s side finished the previous campaign with four wins from six to secure Europa League qualification.
The signs of recovery were evident after an overall underwhelming campaign, and the Portuguese has acted fast in the summer window.
Familiar faces with Premier League experience have been acquired as Mourinho goes in search of added bite to his squad.
Joe Hart and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg arrived earlier in August. While Spurs supremo Daniel Levy worked his magic to sign creative force Matt Doherty for a surprisingly low transfer fee.
Should Mourinho wish to further revamp his squad, however, exits are expected to be required.
One such departure that could be on the cards is club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele.
The 23-year-old – who recently contracted Covid-19 – moved to Spurs in a deal worth an initial £55.45m last summer.
The ex-Lyon midfielder showed little of the form that earned him the move, however, with his tepid displays drawing the ire of Mourinho in a feisty rant.
Regardless, The Express report that Antonio Conte’s Inter are seeking to end his Spurs nightmare and bring him to Serie A.
The obvious issue of money is referenced, with canny operator Levy wishing to recoup much of the £55m outlay.
Inter have ‘made no secret’ of their interest in Ndombele, but the report states Spurs must lower their demands if an agreement is to be reached.
With the player seemingly out of Mourinho’s plans and sales required for further investment in the market, Spurs may opt to cut their losses and allow Conte to swoop in.
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Meanwhile, have gatecrashed Lazio’s negotiations for Tottenham target Vedat Muriqi, according to reports.
Muriqi enjoyed a prolific first season with Fenerbahce, scoring 17 goals in 36 games. His form has seen him linked with a quick move to a bigger league.
Previous reports had suggested that Tottenham were considering a bid for Muriqi. Spurs are lacking competition for Harry Kane, whose future is also in doubt, so had outlined Muriqi as a target.
However, Lazio soon emerged as the favourites for the 26-year-old. The Serie A side are looking to strengthen ahead of their return to Champions League football.