Manchester City want to sign Tottenham Hotspur's target Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider reported this week that Tottenham are eager to increase their bid for Ndombele to a club-record £50million as well as offer him a monstrous £200,000-a-week contract.
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A City source has revealed to Football Insider Pep Guardiola's side also have a strong interest in the France international and learned it would take a figure in the region of £70million to persuade Lyon to sell him.
Guardiola is a huge admirer of the midfielder, who made such an impression for Lyon during their Champions League group stage matches against the Premier League champions last autumn.
The six-times France international dazzled in both games, one of which was won by the Ligue 1 club and the other drawn, and the manager is assured he has the ability to flourish in the Premier League.
It is a position shared by Mauricio Pochettino, who has made Ndombele one of his priority summer targets as he looks to strengthen a midfield crippled by the January sale of Mousa Dembele.
Lyon have made it explicit they are open to negotiating the selling of Ndombele, but will resist selling him for less than their valuation.
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That could be a major problem for Tottenham, who do not have the financial muscle of City and would have to completely smash their current club-record £42million payout for Davinson Sanchez two years ago to win the race.
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