Fabio Paratici tried to make a bid to sign Franck Kessie for Tottenham Hotspur that involved Tanguy Ndombele moving in the opposite direction in the last few days, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
Ndombele could be one player who leaves Spurs before the January window closes. As noted by Tuttomercatoweb, he is on the verge of joining Lyon on loan.
It is no surprise to see Ndombele move on. It had become apparent that the Frenchman had fallen out of Antonio Conte’s plans.
Lyon look set to secure his signature. But that only came about after Paratici failed in a bid to use Ndombele to land Tottenham the signature of Kessie.
Tuttomercatoweb reports that the Tottenham director attempted to engineer a swap deal in the last few days. However, Milan rejected the bid.
Tottenham using Ndombele to land Kessie would have been inspired business
It had been reported earlier this month that Tottenham were considering a move for Kessie. They hoped to secure a deal ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the season.
It would have been outstanding had they been able to use Ndombele to boost their hopes of signing Kessie. The Ivorian has previously been described as ‘very special‘.
Tottenham look set to find a new home for Ndombele. But unfortunately, his exit will not help pave the way for Kessie to move in the opposite direction.