Manchester United still have a chance to swoop in for Tanguy Ndombele.
The star midfielder is prepared to make his big-money switch this summer after having enjoyed an impressive campaign last season.
Lyon are also prepared to see their prized asset go, and they will sell him to the club that tables the highest bid for his services.
The two clubs have come to terms on a transfer fee worth £55m plus a further £9m in add-ons for the French international. However, the player himself is yet to agree personal terms with Spurs.
The Red Devils had identified the Lyon midfielder as the perfect replacement for Paul Pogba, who looked set to join Real Madrid. But now, it appears the World Cup winner will stay put at Old Trafford, thereby raising doubts over United’s pursuit of his prime successor.
Meanwhile, the report adds that Ndombele has already been given a tour of Spurs’ training ground, and he has shown his willingness to join the London outfit if no other offer arrives.
Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. utilise this opening to strengthen their midfield?