United could miss out signing 22-year-old Frenchman as Tottenham launch £60m bid

Tottenham have submitted a £60 million offer to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City, according to reports.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to improve his squad after his side’s defeat in the Champions League final and has reportedly made the midfielder his priority target for the summer window.

Both United and City have registered their interest in Ndombele, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been targeting a move for the 22-year-old. But according to The Sun, Spurs have submitted an offer to Lyon for the midfielder.

The report also claims that Lyon have initially set a £65m asking price, though that could rise if a bidding war takes place between several clubs. Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Leeds United winger Jack Clarke are also on Spurs’ wanted list, although Pochettino wants the deal for Ndombele to be completed first.

Last month, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted he would prefer to sell Ndombele to PSG.

‘I’m the one who revived the PSG talks so that they don’t feel dismissed,’ said Aulas. ‘I told myself that it was the time to speak to PSG because PSG would win more by operating with French clubs.

‘If PSG aligns with the three offers received and Tanguy agrees, obviously it would be nice if he goes there.’