Tottenham have offered Tanguy Ndombele to Lyon in a deal that would see Houssem Aouar move in the other direction, according to ESPN.
The report suggests Lyon might accept an offer of just €25 million for Aouar, but Spurs could use Ndombele instead of cash.
Ndombele joined Tottenham from Lyon two years ago but has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot under three different managers.
That said, he has enjoyed spells in the team and has shown what a huge talent he is on several occasions.
However, it seems Spurs are willing to let the 24-year-old return to his former club if they are able to replace him with Aouar.
Aouar has been one of the standout players in the French top-flight in recent seasons and can play slightly further forward than Ndombele, as well as in a deeper midfield two.
ESPN claims Arsenal are also monitoring Aouar but they must sell players before they make a move, which could give Tottenham time to pounce.
Ideally, both Ndombele and Aouar will be Spurs players next season – but this particular story suggests it may well be one or the other.