Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is edging closer to signing for Tottenham, sources have told ESPN FC.
Talks between Spurs and Lyon progressed well this week and both clubs are optimistic that the deal will happen despite being yet to agree on a transfer fee.
Lyon want a package worth €80 million, including bonuses, but Spurs, who made an initial offer of €45m, are willing to pay €60m plus an additional €15m — an offer which should be enough to secure the player.
The France international, who has been linked with several other top clubs sides including Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, has been keen to join Tottenham since speaking to manager Mauricio Pochettino and being won over by his project.
Pochettino was impressed by Ndombele’s performances last season in which he helped Lyon finish third in Ligue 1.
A move to Champions League finalists Spurs will continue a notable rise for 22-year-old Ndombele, who was playing in Ligue 2 for Amiens two years ago.