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Clinton N’Jie will tell Tottenham chiefs this week that he wants to quit the club and accept an offer to join Marseille, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs are in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 side over a loan deal for the attacking midfielder but the player has yet to meet the White Hart Lane hierarchy to give the move the green light.
A well-placed Tottenham source has told Football Insider that N’jie wants to return to France just a year after his move from Lyon.
Marseille president Vincent Labrune has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of his club’s interest in the Cameroon international, who has four years remaining on his contract.
It is understood that a loan with an option of a permanent deal has been discussed between the two sides over the weekend and the French side are believed to be confident of completing the deal.
N’jie’s expected approval will push the transfer through and put a temporary end to a difficult 12 months for him.
The 22-year-old joined the White Hart lane club last summer in a deal worth £14million, but has struggled to break into the Premier League side after suffering injuries and mixed form.
He has made 14 appearances but has failed to score a single goal for Spurs after predominantly being used in a wide role.
Tottenham have added another forward to his side this summer in the shape of Holland international Vincent Janssen and it is expected that N’Jie has found himself further down the pecking order at the club.
Levy is also negotiating an incoming deal with Marseille, as the club have agreed a fee of £10.8million for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who is set to travel and undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Jurgen Locadia has revealed he dreams of following in the footsteps of new Spurs signing Vincent Janssen.