Fabrizio Romano has suggested Tottenham’s pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat could depend on Tanguy Ndombele’s proposed loan move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The transfer expert also added that there could be delays in the Amrabat move due to Fiorentina concentrating on a Dusan Vlahovic bid from Juventus.
The Evening Standard report that Tottenham are in talks with La Viola for the Morocco international, with Antonio Conte requesting to bolster his options in midfield.
Meanwhile, Ndombele, who has been listed for an exit alongside Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso (Sky Sports), is said to be in talks with Ligue 1 leaders PSG over a loan move until the end of the season (The Guardian).
The move, which would see him reunited with Mauricio Pochettino, could have a knock-on effect on Tottenham’s chase for Amrabat, according to Romano.
The Italian transfer guru claims Spurs made initial contact with Fiorentina on Sunday and although talks are ongoing, the club may have to move Ndombele on before proceeding with a deal.
Having featured regularly for the Serie A side last term, Amrabat has made 11 appearances (Transfermarkt) while notching just one league start this season.
Amrabat is currently away on international duty with Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations and is preparing for a round of 16 clash against Malawi on Tuesday evening.
Sofyan Amrabat is on Tottenham list, first contacts took place on Sunday. Talks ongoing – deal also depends on Tanguy Ndombele loan move to PSG. All parties involved are in talks. ⚪️ #THFC
Fiorentina need some time to complete Amrabat deal as they’re busy with Vlahović-Juve bid. https://t.co/Kng05TZUuB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 25, 2022
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Spurs appear to have some squad juggling to do ahead of next week’s deadline. Ndombele is the big one to get out the door, considering he is carrying a large transfer fee and wages too. A move for Amrabat shouldn’t cost too much, but the priority is getting Ndombele the move away, either on loan or permanently.
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