By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
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Marseille want to find a replacement for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou before sanctioning a move to Tottenham, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the French club have asked about taking Spurs’ young Cameroon forward Clinton N’Jie on loan as they prepare to sell N’Koudou.
Football Insider revealed on Sunday night that Tottenham have agreed the terms of a five-year contract with N’Koudou after holding talks with his representatives in the last 72 hours.
The north Londoners have had a £10.8million bid accepted by Marseille for the France Under-21 international and he is set to fly in to London to put the finishing touches to the transfer in the coming days.
However, the deal could be held up as the report claims there are doubts about Spurs’ willingness to offload N’jie.
It is said the player who signed for Spurs from Lyon last summer but has hardly played due to injury, wants to stay and fight for his place and the club still have high hopes for a player that cost them £12million.
Nevertheless, N’Koudou is set to undergo a White Hart Lane medical imminently and become Mauricio Pochetino’s third signing of the summer.
Spurs will take their spending beyond the £40million mark after completing the purchases of striker Vincent Janssen for £18.8million and Victor Wanyama for £12million..
The 21-year-old joined Marseille from Nantes during last summer and the winger proved to be one of the signings of the Ligue 1 campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing 5 assists in 41 matches in all competitions.
N’Koudou’s exploits were all the more impressive due to the fact that he was playing for a struggling Marseille side.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for an attacking midfielder and is keen on recruiting a young player for the position with the potential to improve.
The Londoners have been strongly linked in recent days with Georginio Wijnaldum but it has been reported that Newcastle are holding out for at least £25million for the Dutchman.
In other Tottenham transfer news, another White Hart Lane attacker is set to be sold this summer after a decision by Pochettino.