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Manchester United to hijack Spurs Ndombele bid?

Reports in France have suggested that Manchester United could try to muscle in on Spurs move for Tanguy Ndombele.

The Lyon midfielder has been linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, with reports from the reliable Gianluca di Marzio having stated that the North London outfit had agreed a deal worth €62m plus a further €10m in add ons with the Ligue 1 side.

However, according to French publication L’Equipe, Spurs are yet to come to an agreement over personal terms with the 22-year-old, and it apparently has left the door open for Manchester United to hijack the deal.

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Ndombele is one of a number of players who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to strengthen his midfield following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera over the last six months, while there are still doubts over the future of Paul Pogba.

It is thought that while United are interested in signing Ndombele, they would only formally pursue an interest in the midfielder if Pogba were to leave, with Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff thought to feature highly on the Red’s radar.

Pogba has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus, although United are said to have put a £150 million price tag on the World Cup winner in attempt keep him at the club.

If Ndombele does indeed move to Spurs, he will become the clubs most expensive signing ever, eclipsing the £42 million that they spent to bring Davinson Sanchez to the club in 2017.

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