Ndombele Deal Could Still Be Done
Manchester United could yet beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. That’s despite Spurs having agreed a €72 million (£64.3 million) transfer fee with the French side.
According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Spurs have yet to agree personal terms with the 22-year-old Ndombele. However, while United have had talks with Lyon there is no room in the Old Trafford side for Ndombele as long as Paul Pogba is at the club. That in itself appears to have ruled out a move by United as they are determined to hang on to Pogba.
The France international is set for talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week as he tries to push for a move away from the club. But United are determined to hang on to Pogba. His commercial value is such that any exit will hit the club’s profitability. Any departure will cost prospective buyers around £130 million. Real Madrid and former club Juventus are known to be interested.
Terms Agreed With Ben Yedder?
Meanwhile, Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder. The Daily Express quotes Sevilla fan-site La Colina de Nervion which claims that the 28-year-old Ben Yedder has agreed personal terms with the Red Devils.
It was reported last week that United were prepared to pay Ben Yedder’s €40 million (£34 million) release fee with the La Liga side.
Any move for Ben Yedder would be a surprise given his age and the size of the transfer fee.
La Colina de Nervion adds that Sevilla sporting director Monchi is expected to try and persuade Ben Yedder to stay.
The Frenchman is being as a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is being linked with a move to Inter Milan. However, that depends on the Serie A club falling in line with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations.