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City Set To Challenge Tottenham In £70m Transfer Battle For 22 Year Old

Tanguy Ndombele

Manchester City will rival Tottenham for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports in England.

The 22-year-old is said to have been the subject of a £50m bid from Spurs, but his club are holding out for at least £70m.

Ndombele has been a long-term target for City, but the Manchester club had been focused on signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid.

The Spaniard has yet to make a decision on his future, with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all reportedly interested.

However, it seems the Citizens may switch their attention to Ndombele as they look to secure a long-term successor for Fernandinho.

The Frenchman has been praised by City boss Pep Guardiola and it seems clear there is a genuine interest in the player.

However, Lyon will make negotiations tough, with president Jean-Michel Aulas likely toe encourage a bidding war between rival clubs.

In addition to City and Spurs, the likes of Juventus and PSG have also been tipped to make a move for the midfield enforcer.