Manchester United are falling behind in the race to sign Tanguy Ndombele as they want to resolve Paul Pogba’s situation at Old Trafford first, according to reports.
The Lyon midfielder is wanted by several clubs in Europe including Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Tottenham. L’Equipe report that PSG have held extensive talks with Ndombele’s representatives for several weeks and contract terms have been discussed at length.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel and the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi are both keen on securing a deal for the France international.
But Ndombele has also received contract offers from Tottenham and Juventus, while City have cooled their interest as they push ahead with their move for Atletico Madrid’s central midfielder Rodri.
United, meanwhile, are also interested in signing Ndombele but have decided to not make a move until Pogba’s future is clarified. Pogba is reportedly keen on leaving Old Trafford this summer and has even been urged to quit the club by his close friend and former United left-back Patrice Evra.
Real Madrid is a potential destination for Pogba as he is highly rated by Zinedine Zidane, but the Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez reportedly favours a move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, who is out of contract next summer.
Lyon have yet to receive a concrete offer for Ndombele and the French club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas is demanding a €100 million (£88m) transfer fee for the 22-year-old midfielder.
Reports have also suggested that Kylian Mbappe has spoken to his France teammate Ndombele in an attempt to persuade him to join PSG.