Liverpool reportedly hope to win Ndombele race, but Tottenham have two advantages

Lyon's French defender Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro (L) vies for the ball against CSKA Moscow's Russian midfielder Konstantin Kuchaev (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 football match...

Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly both keen on Tanguy Ndombele.

Lyon's French defender Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro (L) vies for the ball against CSKA Moscow's Russian midfielder Konstantin Kuchaev (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 football match...

Liverpool are interested in signing midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to French outlet Le Progres.

Ndombele has been linked to Tottenham, with L'Equipe reporting Spurs enquired after Ndombele last month and were quoted 60 million Euros (£53m).

The Lyon midfielder has emerged as one of Europe's most wanted stars after a terrific season for the Ligue 1 side.

Liverpool's reported interest is obviously a bit of a threat to Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino's side have the advantage, for two reasons.

Fabinho

Fabinho (R) of Monaco scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off first leg match between Villarreal CF and AS Monaco at El Madrigal on August 17, 2016 in...

Liverpool's attempts to persuade Ndombele, and their desire to pay up, are complicated by their signing of Fabinho earlier this transfer window.

His arrival means the Reds have already signed one defensive midfielder, snapping him up from Monaco.

Having already signed Naby Keita, are Liverpool really willing to pay a big amount for another midfielder?

Fekir

Lyon's midfielder Nabil Fekir during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 23, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Liverpool will not fancy their chances of negotiating with Lyon again this summer after an aborted attempt to sign Nabil Fekir.

The Times reported last night that there has been no contact at all between the two clubs after Liverpool and Lyon broke off negotiations for Fekir in early June.

Fekir has to be a bigger priority if they do restart talks, while the chances of landing both are very slim.

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