Report: Tottenham Hotspur's third bid for Lyon striker Clinton N'Jie is rejected

Olympique Lyonnais

The Cameroonian is not yet on his way to Spurs from Lyon.

Tottenham Hotspur’s latest bid for Olympique Lyonnais attacker Clinton N’jie has been rejected.

It was the third bid Spurs had made for the Cameroonian, but L’Equipe reported that after ignoring the offer from London for some time, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas then made it clear he would not accept the bid.

L’Equipe reported yesterday that despite previous offers from Spurs being rejected, the club carry on unperturbed as Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to add pace to his attack.

The new offer is said to be worth €13 million, with a further €3 million in add-ons. That equates to an initial fee of £9.2 million and potential add-ons of £2.1 million, an overall package deal of around £11.3 million.

However Lyon president Aulas has made the asking price for N’Jie clear, saying the start figure must be at least €15 million (£10.6 million) with bonuses yet to be added on.

Lyon are notoriously tough negotiators and will not likely budge on the asking price for the attacker, who can play on both wings and as a striker.

Tottenham started their season with an unfortunate 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford to Manchester United yesterday.

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