Tottenham have a had a £39.8 million bid for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele turned down by Lyon, according to reports in France.

Ndombele spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Lyon from Amiens, but a permanent move to Lyon for a fee in the region of £9 million is a formality at this stage.

However, interest from the likes of Spurs and Chelsea could see Lyon immediately sell the France Under-21 international, making a huge profit in the process.

And according to French outlet Paris United (via Get French Football News), Tottenham have had an offer of €45 million (£39.8m) rejected by Lyon.

Ndombele has scored once and provided six assists in 47 appearances across all competitions for Lyon – he is more of a defensive midfielder.

Spurs are likely to be in need of a new central midfielder this summer with Mousa Dembele expected to leave the club.

Dembele has just one year left on his contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan.

PSG’s Adrien Rabiot and Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic have also been mooted as potential replacements for Dembele.