Report: RB Leipzig enter race for Tottenham target Tanguy Ndombele

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy NDombele (L) vies with Troyes' French midfielder Remi Walter (behind) during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs ESTAC Troyes on May 6,...

Tottenham face added competition to sign 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...

Tottenham Hotspur face competition from RB Leipzig to sign Tanguy Ndombele, report German newspaper BILD.

Ndombele is seen by Spurs a a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele.

But RB Leipzig are reported to see Ndombele as a successor to Naby Keita, who they have sold to Liverpool for a club record fee.

Leipzig's director of football is former Spurs head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, who worked with Mauricio Pochettino also at Southampton.

Amiens' French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (L) vies with Lille's Argentinian forward Ezequiel Ponce  during the French L1 football match between Amiens (ASC) and Lille (LOSC) on November 20,...

Tottenham made an enquiry with Lyon over the midfielder in June, with the French side making clear they would demand a large fee, L'Equipe reported.

Liverpool have also been linked to the tough tackling midfielder, with Le Progres reporting their interest at the weekend.

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy NDombele (L) vies with Troyes' French midfielder Remi Walter (behind) during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs ESTAC Troyes on May 6,...

Ndombele is more of a pure defensive midifelder than Naby Keita, but at 21 he has time to add extra elements to his game.

Lyon are under no obligation to sell having only activated their purchase option from Amiens this summer after a successful loan spell.

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