Tottenham Hotspur have seen an offer for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele rejected, according to reports in France.
Ndombele has been linked with Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City following an impressive season for Lyon.
The 22-year-old scored once and provided seven assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances, which is very productive for a defensive midfielder.
French outlet Le 10 Sport claims Lyon have turned down an offer from Tottenham as it is nowhere near their valuation of the player – it is believed Lyon value Ndombele at around £71 million.
Spurs are expected to return with an improved bid and Lyon are said to be keen to wrap up a deal as soon as possible, likely before the end of June.
However, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are apparently among the clubs fighting for Ndombele’s signature, meaning Tottenham have a bit of a fight on their hands.
If the Londoners do manage to lure the France international and Giovani Lo Celso from Real Madrid, they will have a very healthy group of central midfielders.
Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko will be forced to up their game even more, while Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama will be made to sweat over their futures.