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Tottenham transfer news: Conte gets his wish with another Serie A transfer close to completion

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham are poised to conduct more business in Serie A after a Tanguy Ndombele switch to Napoli was given the ‘here we go’ confirmation amid a series of detail reveals.

A sizeable chunk of Tottenham deals since Conte was appointed have been conducted with Serie A clubs. Indeed, Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur both arrived from Juventus last winter.

Ivan Perisic signed as a free agent after his Inter Milan contract expired this summer. Spurs’ latest piece of business saw Udinese’s Destiny Udogie arrive before immediately being loaned back to Italy.

According to Fabrizio Romano, another deal between Spurs and an Italian side is close to completion, though this time it’s an exit.

French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is on the cusp of joining Napoli on loan.

Ndombele will undergo a medical in Naples on Thursday after agreements between the two clubs and personal terms were all forged.

Tottenham will receive a loan fee of €1m (£840,000), while an option to buy that activates next summer has been set around the £25m mark.

The final hurdle that had to be cleared was personal terms. Romano noted Spurs have worked wonders in that regard.

Indeed, he added Napoli will cover the ‘main part’ of Ndombele’s salary during the loan. Always a good sign, the trusted journalist gave his signature ‘here we go’ seal of approval.

If he passes his medical, Ndombele will offset the looming exit of Fabian Ruiz in Naples. The Spanish international is on course to join French giants PSG.

Ndombele one of four Conte wants out

Ndombele was among a quartet of Spurs first-teamers out of their manager’s plans.

Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon complete the list and all were training away from the core group since the beginning of pre-season.

Lo Celso has also left via the loan route upon joining Villarreal on Sunday. That leaves just Winks and Reguilon, though news on their fronts have been in desperately short supply.

Winks had been linked with Everton much earlier in the summer. However, that trail has since gone cold and their impressive Amadou Onana coup likely puts that one to bed.

Reguilon, meanwhile, is expected to return to Spain if he does depart. Barcelona were linked in July, though have since set their sights on Marcos Alonso.