Tanguy Ndombele is now wanted by three Serie A clubs, including Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
The midfielder has fallen out of favour at Spurs after failing to impress – and subsequently walking off slowly when substituted – in a rare start against Morecambe in the FA Cup earlier this month.
He was then left out of the squad to face Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg, leading to talk that he has played his final game for the club.
And now there is talk of a possible move to Serie A.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims Juventus are among the clubs keen on Ndombele, but they face competition from Roma and Napoli for the 25-year-old’s signature.
Apparently there are doubts Roma will be able to meet Tottenham’s asking price – surely a loan is more likely if Spurs are unwilling to budge on a permanent fee.
In any case, it is looking increasingly likely that Ndombele has indeed worn lily-white for the final time, yet time will tell if that’s the reality.
If he isn’t in the squad to face Leicester City on Wednesday, speculation will only increase.