Tottenham have the option to sign French midfielder

Tolisso

Tottenham look a shadow of the team they were last season.

After reaching the final of the Champions League, it appears Spurs have reached somewhat of a ceiling after watching Mauricio Pochettino depart.

Jose Mourinho has since walked into the building but has struggled somewhat, with Spurs keeping just three clean sheets in 2020.

A victory over West Ham helped proceedings but they are still some way off retaining their European status.

Ahead of Thursday's fixtures, the Lilywhites sat seventh in the table, six points off Chelsea who are in pole position to take a seat among Europe's elite next term.

Whether they manage to secure a place themselves will be entertaining, but also a riveting saga is the future of Tanguy Ndombele.

According to a report from ESPN, the midfielder has told Mourinho that he'll never play for him ever again, thus, throwing huge doubt over his future in north London.

Ndombele

Where his career lies is unclear, but one potential destination could be Bayern Munich.

ESPN believe the Frenchman has attracted interest from the Bavarians who are looking to conclude a deal this summer.

For how much isn't specified, but there is a rather interesting part of the deal that could emerge.

Tolisso

It's understood that Bayern could look to include both cash and midfielder Corentin Tolisso in any deal involving Ndombele.

ESPN claim that's an option the Bundesliga side are considering but it's now known whether Spurs would entertain such a negotiation. 

At present, Tolisso is worth £22.9m according to Transfermarkt.

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Spurs have long been after a player to replace Luka Modric.

The Croat departed for Real Madrid and has since become one of the most gifted players on the planet.

Following his exploits at the 2018 World Cup, he won the following year's Ballon d'Or, being regarded as the best footballer in the world.

However, with the signing of Tolisso, Daniel Levy could well have a player in a similar mould.

A player who can play further back but also remain effective in the final third, the 25-year-old has three goals and five assists to his name this season and has earned comparisons to Toni Kroos.

However, the player himself takes inspiration from Modric, among others.

If that's anything to go by, then Spurs would find themselves quite the player. If they can swap him for a player who doesn't want to be there either, it would be a no-brainer.

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