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PSG boss Pochettino coy on move for Tottenham’s Ndombele: ‘Everything is open’

‘Everything is open, one week left’: PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino remains coy over his side’s move for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele when quizzed after empathic 4-0 Reims win

  • Antonio Conte is desperately seeking to freshen up his Tottenham squad
  • Midfielder Tanguy Ndombele looks destined to leave the club in January
  • French giants PSG appear to be leading the chase for the 25-year-old 


Mauricio Pochettino has remained coy over Paris Saint-Germain’s efforts to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Tottenham in the January transfer window – the man he signed for the London club for £65m in 2019.

The 25-year-old midfielder appears unwanted by Spurs by Antonio Conte, who is desperately hoping to refresh his squad this month in order to boost their pursuit of the top four.

And the French giants are looking for a midfield reinforcement as they look to balance their pursuit of Champions League glory alongside wrapping up the French league.

Mauricio Pochettino has refused to open up on PSG’s move for Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele

The 25-year-old midfielder looks destined to leave Tottenham in the January window

The 25-year-old midfielder looks destined to leave Tottenham in the January window  

PSG ran out 4-0 winners against Reims on Sunday night, putting them 11 points clear of second-place Nice but despite such an emphatic win Pochettino was in no mood to lift the lid on the Ndombele talks.

‘I’m not talking about Ndombele because he’s not in our club,’ Pochettino said after the match. ‘PSG are open to progress, to improve.

‘I think everything is open – one week left.’

Ndombele is a close friend of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe and is keen to make the switch. He also has interest from Napoli, Roma and Atletico Madrid. 

The Frenchman moved to north London in a club-record £65million deal from Lyon in the summer of 2019. However, he has failed to cement a regular spot in the starting XI. 

PSG star Georginio Wijnaldum could end up being part of the negotiations to head to Spurs

PSG star Georginio Wijnaldum could end up being part of the negotiations to head to Spurs

Ndombele has failed to impress four different Tottenham managers during his time at the club – is said to be training on his own after being excluded from the last two match-day squads.

Sportsmail reported over the weekend that former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could head to Tottenham as part of the deal.

The Holland international left Anfield for France at the end of last season upon the expiry of his contract but has struggled to settle under Pochettino. 



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