Lyon CEO Jean-Michel Aulus has denied Tottenham have made an offer for Tanguy Ndombele, claiming the midfielder will stay at the Ligue 1 club beyond the summer transfer window.

Last week, reports emerged suggesting Spurs had seen an offer £39.8 million for Ndombele turned down by Lyon.

Ndombele, 21, 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 has been agreed.

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

But according Aulus, no bids have been received and any future offers will be turned down.

“We did not have an offer for him,” Aulus told RMC Sport, “even if he is attracting interest from clubs.

“He will be with us next year, like all the midfielders of last year – we will not let our best players go.”

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

Tottenham 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.



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