President admits they may struggle to keep hold of Tottenham transfer target

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Dom Le Roy

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that he can offer no assurances that Tanguy Ndombele will not be sold in the summer.

The midfielder has been said to be attracting substantial interest from Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

RMC Sport claim that Tottenham had a £40million offer for the 21-year-old rejected by the French outfit during the summer and would now have to break their transfer record if they wanted to land the player.

Ndombele spent last season on loan at Lyon from Amiens and impressed in the middle of the park for the Ligue 1 outfit.

Tottenham are looking to bolster their midfield for next season.  Mousa Dembele’s contract expiring in the summer and suggestions that the Belgian could be ready to leave the club for a big payday in China or the Middle East.

Speaking to Radio Scoop in France, Aulas said: “When players decide to play for Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester… You don’t decide to sell Lacazette or Tolisso, and in the same vein, I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to keep Ndombele or Aouar next summer.”

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