Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing Tanguy Ndombele face fresh competition from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Express report PSG have registered fresh interest in the Lyon star.
As if it was not concerning enough that the mega-rich side want to buy the Tottenham target, Lyon's chairman has already expressed a preference to deal with them.
Just last month, Jean Michel Aulas told Sport France he wants Ndombele to stay in the country.
He said: "If PSG agrees to align with the two or three proposals we have, and that Tanguy, who will ultimately choose his destination, agrees, obviously it would be nice if he goes to PSG.
"I think that talented French players must be in French clubs. The PSG is the one with the most resources. It is the one who can make alternative proposals to the biggest European clubs."
Aulas' comments have a patriotic tone, and if taken at face value then its ominous for Tottenham's chances of getting a deal done.
Being cynical for a moment, Aulas may simply have been trying to push PSG into making a move and getting a bidding war going, as he knows how much money they have.
Either way a deal looks far from straightforward for Tottenham at present.
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