Antonio Conte has removed midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from the team’s training as the Frenchman continues to push for a departure from the club.
Ndombele was ousted by supporters after a poor performance in the FA Cup’s third round victory over Morecambe, after which it was revealed that he hopes to be able to leave Spurs before the transfer window in January is over.
He was then left out of the squad to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final, and football.london states that Ndombele has not trained with the rest of his teammates in recent days.
Ndombele has come out with the rest of the squad for basic training exercises but has not been involved in tactical exercises or match preparations, instead he leaves for individual sessions with a member of the sports science staff.
It has been described as “specialist conditioning treatment”, but the decision was made by both Conte and those in charge of the club while Ndombele’s future at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is still unclear.
Conte has declined to reveal whether Ndombele will leave the club this month, saying only “At the moment Tanguy Ndombele is a Tottenham player. For this reason you have to consider him a Tottenham player.”
A number of sites around Europe have been tipped to choose Ndombele. Both Barcelona and Juventus have been linked, while 90min understands that Spurs have used his name in conversations with both Roma and Inter.
Roma duo Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo, as well as Inter’s Stefano Sensi, have been targets, with Tottenham suggested using Ndombele as a makeweight in a deal for one of the trio.
Ndombele is still under contract with Spurs until the summer of 2025, so chairman Daniel Levy does not want to sell for a bargain fee. However, there is an acceptance that Spurs will not get back the 53.8 million pounds they agreed to pay to recruit him from Lyon in the summer of 2019.
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