Barcelona have entered the race to sign alleged Tottenham target Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports in Spain and France.
In recent months, Spurs have been linked with a number of potential long-term replacements for Mousa Dembele, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Dembele will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January and, as a result, Mauricio Pochettino is said to be on the lookout for a new central midfielder.
Lyon star Ndombele is chief among the names mooted to come in at Tottenham after a series of fine performances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
But according to Catalan newspaper Sport, as relayed by French outlet RMC Sport, Barcelona are now keen to lure Ndombele to the Nou Camp.
The 21-year-old France international shone against Manchester City in the Champions League group stages earlier this season and looks readymade for the Premier League.
But if Barcelona genuinely are interested, Spurs will have a difficult time convincing Ndombele to ignore the chance to join the La Liga giants.