Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho have not spoken since reports emerged claiming the midfielder wants to leave to Tottenham, according to L’Equipe.
Ndombele has endured a difficult first season in the Premier League since joining Spurs from Lyon last summer. The Londoners’ record signing has seen one manager, Mauricio Pochettino, leave and has struggled to make an impact under the current regime.
And the Frenchman’s future remains uncertain, according to reports in France.
L’Equipe, as relayed by Sport Witness, believes Mourinho and Ndombele have not spoken since the player allegedly (again according to L’Equipe and relayed by Sport Witness) told his manager he does not want to play under him anymore.
It is understood Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has intervened by reassuring Ndombele’s representatives that the 23-year-old does have a future at the club, but a strained relationship with Mourinho is clearly an ongoing and potentially harmful problem.
It will be interesting to see if Ndombele is involved in the Everton game on Monday night. He came off the bench at Sheffield United but arguably didn’t do enough to earn a start against the Toffees.