Barcelona offer Tottenham Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo for Ndombele in stunning swap transfer bid – The Sun
BARCELONA have offered Tottenham Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti for Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.
The Catalan giants have recently been linked with the midfielder who has failed to make the desired impact since his £55million move to North London last summer.
Barca are reportedly looking to bulk up their midfield and have offered the two defenders in return, according to Sky Sports News.
The Nou Camp outfit are said to be struggling for cash amid the coronavirus outbreak and are keen to trade in players rather than cash during the next transfer window.
Spurs are looking to reinforce their defence this summer but it remains to be seen whether the Barca pair fit the bill.
Earlier this month, Ndombele was said to be willing to quit Spurs – after being stunned by Jose Mourinho's impromptu training session which earned the Portuguese a telling-off from the authorities.
The Tottenham boss held his workout at Hadley Common in Barnet for the £55m midfielder, amid claims that he is continuing to pile on the pounds during the lockdown.
And it is thought to have been the last straw for the 23-year-old Frenchman, who could now move to Barcelona if Mourinho gives the deal the green light.
The news could come as a blow to both Arsenal and Manchester United who were said to be keen on 26-year-old Umtiti.
But as recently as Monday reports in Spain suggested the Frenchman wanted to stay at Barca where he is settled and enjoys living in the city.
Moreover, new boss Quique Setien is a fan of the World Cup winner and has given him plenty of minutes since taking over from Ernesto Valverde.
Umtiti is under contract at the Catalan giants until 2023 but is hopeful of penning a new deal to extend his stay however, the club are not as convinced and are happy for him to leave.
The centre-back joined the Nou Camp club from Lyon in 2016 and since then has won the league-and-cup double twice in Spain.
With Jan Vertoghen's future still in doubt, Spurs could be keen on adding Umtiti to the squad and have previously shown interest in Semedo, 26.
The Portugal international right-back is behind Sergi Roberto in the Nou Camp pecking order.
And despite Barca attempting to tie him down to a new contract, talks have broken down.
Semedo is also said to be a Man Utd target who were said to have opened talks just two days ago.
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