Chelsea could make January bid for €80m-rated Frenchman

By | January 3, 2019

The agent of Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, Duro Ivanisevic, has claimed that the Ligue 1 side will not sell the Chelsea transfer target for less than €80 million.

Tanguy Ndombele is one of the biggest prospects in European football and Lyon will make a hard bargain to keep the midfield destroyer, however, there could be slight room for negotiation.

The 21-year-old is strong in possession and good at winning the ball and driving forward with it and has many suitors in England.

Chelsea are interested in the central midfielder with Maurizio Sarri having previously stayed his need to add to his midfield options.

“We have a lot of offensive midfielders, and we have only [N’Golo] Kante as a defensive midfielder, so it’s not easy now for the midfield to have the right balance.”

In an interview with Calcio Napoli 24,Duro Ivanisevic revealed that Napoli had shown an interest in his player before discover Lyon’s asking price.

“Napoli are a great club, and even more so now they have Carlo Ancelotti, one of the best managers in the world and, with him, he [Ndombele] could get even better.

“He is in great form and playing at a very high level. He is the classic box-to-box midfielder who can be the difference maker in attack and defence. They are asking for €80million, but that could go down, and a compromise could be found.

“He won’t move in January, but we will have a look in the future.” the agent added.