Tottenham Hotspur have been approached by Barcelona for a part-exchange deal involving Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon, the London Evening Standard reported.
Much has been made of Barcelona’s financial problems in recent weeks, especially following the exchange deal between Arthur and Miralem Pjanic which has reportedly been done for financial and accounting reasons.
It seems now that the La Liga giants have contacted Spurs in order to rebuild their squad at a low cost this summer if the North London side is willing to accept players and cash.
However, a deal for Sessegnon has been personally blocked by manager Jose Mourinho who sees him as a long term left back option at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Sessegnon is yet to feature since the restart and is apparently growing frustrated by the lack of game time after being left out of the match day squad against Everton and Sheffield United.
The club is also unwilling to discuss a move for record signing Ndombele who has had an underwhelming first season in the Premier League.
The Frenchman has had a tenuous relationship with Mourinho after the manager criticised his fitness and attitude in the press before the lockdown.
The 23 year old has made only one substitute appearance since the restart and Barcelona have been interested in him since his Lyon days.
The duo, who cost a combined £80million last summer, are hoping for more regular game time as they look to break into their respective national sides ahead of the Euros next summer.
Barcelona have not yet disclosed which players may be a part of the exchange from their squad but Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo have all been linked with a move away from Camp Nou.
Mourinho has been told by Spurs chief Daniel Levy that he will have to finance any potential transfers this summer through player sales and the Portuguese may still be convinced to let the pair go.
Tottenham have been hard hit by the pandemic and took a £175million loan from the Bank of England to help navigate this crisis.
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