Danny Mills has claimed Tottenham have told Tanguy Ndombele to find a new club less than 12 months after signing for a club-record fee.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, sees a potential swap deal with Samuel Umtiti, 26, working for Jose Mourinho with the Lilywhites in need of defensive reinforcement.

According to Sky Sports, Barcelona are keen to bolster their midfield with the addition of Ndombele and have offered centre-half Umtiti or right-back Semedo in return.

Ndombele has endured a difficult first season in north London following his club-record arrival for £54million rising to £63m.

A public dressing down from Jose Mourinho following the 1-1 draw at Burnley the culmination of many underwhelming performances from the 23-year-old.

When asked by Football Insider if Spurs would likely accept such a trade deal for the France international, Mills said: “It is quite clear that Ndombele does not fit in at Tottenham. He has not settled in any way shape or form and they have done everything possible to try and fit him in.

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“They have told him, “Go and find yourself another club.” It does not look like he has a future at Tottenham.

“Tottenham need to strengthen defensively without a shadow of a doubt.  One, possibly two good centre-halfs are needed.

“Alderweireld is not getting any younger so they will have to do some business.

“But after they were seen furloughing staff they might have to do some clever dealings to look right as much as anything.” 

Toby Alderweireld, 31, signed a contract extension this season but Jan Vertonghen looks destined to leave after rejecting a one-year contract extension, Football Insider understands.

The perfect replacement could be Umtiti, like Vertonghen, a left-footed defender capable of being utilised at left-back or, primarily, as a left-sided centre-half.

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