A midfielder Tottenham are open to selling is expected to reject a proposal from Nottingham Forest, with a Champions League club instead emerging as a likelier destination, per a report.
The Evening Standard recently reported Tottenham are expected to bid for £50m-rated Forest forward, Brennan Johnson. But before an official offer can be tabled, it was claimed Spurs must first trim the size of their squad.
Giovani Lo Celso is one player who could depart after Barcelona made contact with the Argentine’s entourage. Lo Celso is understood to be viewed as an alternative to Bernardo Silva who now looks set to pen fresh terms with Man City.
Now, according to French outlet RMC Sport, fellow midfielder Tanguy Ndombele could also make way.
RMC Sport add meat on the bones, reporting no fewer than four clubs have shown interest in the 26-year-old.
The quartet includes Fenerbahce and Rennes, though Ndombele has already snubbed the idea of joining Fenerbahce and Rennes don’t have the financial power to pull off a move.
Per the report, Tottenham want a fee in the region of €15m-€20m (approx. £12.8m-£17.1m) for a player who cost a whopping £55.45m when signed from Lyon in 2019.
Even the greatly discounted price is beyond Rennes, leaving the battle for the Frenchman’s signature down to Nottingham Forest and Galatasaray.
Per RMC Sport, Forest have weighed in with a loan proposal that contained an an obligation to buy. However, it’s quickly claimed Ndombele is not on board with joining Steve Cooper’s side.
As such, a move to Turkish champions and Champions League contenders Galatasaray seemingly awaits.
RMC Sport concluded Galatasaray ‘look set to welcome the midfielder this summer’ – assuming they can stump up a suitable fee, of course.