Tottenham have no intention of bowing to attempts from Tanguy Ndombele to engineer a transfer this summer, Football Insider has been told.
French television channel TF1 claimed Ndombele had told Jose Mourinho he no longer wants to work with him during a meeting between the pair this week.
Further reports have claimed the row erupted during a training session on Monday and then continued in Mourinho’s office at Hotspur Way, the club’s Enfield training HQ.
From Spurs’ point of view, they are unimpressed by what regard as a transparent and orchestrated attempt by Ndombele’s camp to find a new club for their client.
That stance has been reiterated in the wake of the latest reports suggesting a damaging rift between player and manager.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club regard Ndombele as a top-class player and long-term asset.
Club chiefs are aware of Mourinho’s misgivings over the club-record signing but are confident their relationship can be repaired.
Certainly, Spurs know the chances of recouping the £54million spent initially on Ndombele last year are remote to say the least.
Talk of a loan, loan-to-buy or swap deal later in the window have been ruled out by the club.
Ndombele has been an unused substitute in Tottenham’s two matches since the restart, a 1-1 draw against Man United and last night’s 2-0 win over West Ham.
He has been overlooked in favour of Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela in the opening two matches.
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