Fabrizio Romano issues update on three Spurs players tipped to leave this month

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the futures of Tottenham players Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli. 

The trio have reportedly been listed for transfer this month by Spurs manager Antonio Conte, having been deemed not to be in the Italian’s plans. 

Bergwijn has reportedly fetched interest from his native Netherlands with Ajax seeing an €18 million (£15m) bid rejected, with Spurs hoping to recoup most of the £27million fee paid to PSV in January 2020. 

Ndombele meanwhile, has been touted for a move to Italy following his poor reaction to being substituted in last weekend’s FA Cup tie against Morecambe, with Serie A outfits Napoli and Roma reportedly keeping tabs on the situation. 

Roma’s interest has stemmed through former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who has reportedly been in contact with the Frenchman in recent days over a proposed move. 

However, Spurs are likely to face the problem of finding a buyer willing to take on Ndombele’s £200,000-a-week wages, which has put the possibility of a loan move as the likeliest option. 

Dele has also been shortlisted for a move away this month, having failed to improve or impress under the guidance of Conte. 

The 25-year-old has made just three appearances in the Premier League since his arrival, while a rare start in the win against Morecambe yielded another disappointing performance. 

Romano has now provided an update about the aforementioned trio’s respective immediate futures at Spurs. 

Speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, he said: “The problem is about selling players. They need to sell players.

“So they want Ndombele to leave the club, they’ve offered him to Roma, but Roma are going for different players.

“They need the same for Bergwijn. He’s going to leave the club with Ajax interested in a move. Let’s see if they’ll be able to do it.

“Also Dele Alli. Keep an eye on him because they’re still looking for solutions and some swap deal could be the solution.

“Tottenham need to sell some players then they will jump into a new centre-back, Conte wants one as soon as possible.”

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Conte is said to have put these players up for sale this month and they could fetch Spurs a healthy amount of money if they can find the right kind of deals. The squad needs a big refresh and a handful of sales in January could go a long way to funding that. 

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