Tottenham Hotspur close in on record deal for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to break their transfer record by signing Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for £60 million. 

Spurs have been chasing Ndombele – who has been dubbed ‘the new Kanye’ by some – for some time but Lyon we’re refusing to do business until they had signed a replacement. However, now the Ligue Un side have signed Jean Lucas from Flamengo they are prepared to do business.

Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, seems resigned to losing him. He confirmed that the player wants to leave and that big clubs in Europe are after him.

Ndombele has developed a reputation as one of the best young defensive midfielders in Europe, starring for Lyon as they finished third in Ligue Un and breaking into the France squad.

Lyon want £70 million for the 22-year-old but Spurs believe they can get him for closer to £60 million.

Should Ndombele join Spurs, it could see Victor Wanyama depart as he maybe seen as surplus to requirements.