Tottenham are set to mandate agents to find Tanguy Ndombele a new club this summer, Football Insider understands.
The midfielder has struggled to live up to expectations since joining from Lyons last summer for a club-record fee of £54million rising to a potential £63m.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club are willing to listen to offers for the France international, 23, and will not stand in his way of leaving if they can secure a significant price.
The Londoners’ hopes of recouping the price they paid last summer is virtually impossible as transfer fees prepare to tumble this summer as result of the financial chaos caused by the pandemic.
A swap deal using Ndombele to secure a Jose Mourinho target in part-exchange could be Tottenham’s best transfer option.
Much will depend upon finding a club for the six-times international who are title and Champions League contenders, and of similar calibre to Spurs.
Ndombele has a difficult relationship with the Portugese, who has publicly aired his frustration at the midfielder’s injury issues and work ethic.
He withdrew the Frenchman at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Burnley in March and savaged his contribution after he game.
Mourinho was pictured leading a one-on-one training session with Ndombele on Hadley Common near Barnet in north London last month in an attempt to get the player up to speed.
In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED the club have told an international player to find a new club this summer.