Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have reportedly taken the first steps towards landing Lyon’s in-demand defensive midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to a report.
The 22-year-old star is believed to be at the centre of a transfer tug of war between Manchester United and a host of European heavyweights inluding Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester City.
Le 10 Sport claims that the Red Devils have already made official contact with the four-cap France international star’s representatives as they are desperate to see off the stiff competition from the league rival pair.
Pep Guardiola’s men are believed to have fallen short with a previous bid for Ndombele last summer transfer market, but they will rekindle their interest as the club have yet to bring in a replacement for South American star Fernandinho in the holding midfield position.
And what about Jurgen Klopp’s side, the club have no need of reinforcements in midfield, but the management are still trying to land one midfielder, and it could be Lyon’s one of the prized assets.
Tanguy can also play in a bit more advanced role and has thrived for Les Gones since initially joining on loan the previous season, leading to the French outfit splashing out around £70 million to sign him permanently.
The French club are now rumoured to be after more than £70 million for the former Amiens player, however, with Serie A champions Juventus also being touted as a potential next destination.
This season, in all competitions (Ligue 1, Coupe de France, Champions League, Coupe de la Ligue), the powerful all-around midfielder has made 32 appearances, netted 2 goals and provided 5 assists.