In what comes as a potential blow to Tottenham in their pursuit of Yacine Adli, French journalist Clement Carpentier is now reporting that the midfielder is set to join AC Milan.

Adli seemed to come of age at Bordeaux last season, establishing himself as a mainstay in Jean-Louis Gasset’s starting eleven and registering two goals and five assists in 36 appearances.

Reports emerged earlier this week that the French Under-20 international’s performances had caught the attention of Spurs and their North London rivals, Arsenal, with both clubs expected to make an offer for the midfielder.

Some sources subsequently revealed (L’Equipe via GFFN) that AC Milan were also interested in the Bordeaux starlet and had made an opening offer of €10m (£8.4m) for the player.

Carpentier has now taken to social media to claim that Adli did not train with the Bordeaux squad on Wednesday as the attacking midfielder is set to join Milan in the next few hours.

The journalist added that, although the deal to bring the 21-year-old to the Rossoneri is not yet done, it is not far from completion.

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At the price being mooted, one would assume that Tottenham would have got Adli if the midfielder was on top of Fabio Paratici’s wishlist. Either Paratici preferred other options over the Bordeaux star or Spurs’ interest in the 21-year-old was nothing more than paper talk.

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