Tanguy Ndombele will not be allowed to leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
European giants Barcelona and Liverpool have both been linked with the midfielder, who has experienced a difficult first season in the Premier League.
However, it’s understood the north London club have no intention of letting the France international depart in the off season, either on loan or permanently.
The 23-year-old joined Spurs last summer for a club record £55million fee plus add-ons from Lyon, but has only shown glimpses of his quality throughout a stop-start campaign
Injuries have been a lingering theme throughout his debut season in England, while he was singled out for criticism by manager Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ 1-1 draw at Burnley – the club’s last Premier League game before the coronavirus pandemic halted football.
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However, Mourinho’s commitment to the midfielder remains unwavering, with the Spurs boss breaking lockdown rules in the first few weeks of the pandemic to hold a one-on-one training session with Ndombele in a public park.
A move to former side Lyon has also been mooted with rumours continuing to circulate about his future, but Ndombele said there was ‘nothing to report’ after French media suggested he was considering his long-term plans in north London.