Tottenham are in talks with Lyon over a deal to sign Tanguy NDombele, as per reports.
Discussions are understood to be in the early stages and they are still far from agreeing a deal for the 22-year-old France international.
However, according to Sky in Italy, Spurs have made forward steps with Lyon for a player that has also been of interest to Juventus.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has previously said that both Manchester United and Manchester City made enquiries for the player, but Tottenham have been tracking NDombele since the 2017-18 season as a replacement for Mousa Dembele.
Sky Sports News reported that they were interested in a deal last summer but Dembele stayed at Tottenham before finally moving to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F in January.
NDombele is the top target to replace him, while Spurs are also keen on Monaco’s Youri Tielemans.