Nottingham Forest had placed Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on their shortlist of targets, according to Foot Mercato. Everton and Aston Villa have also been monitoring the situation regarding the wantaway player.

Ndombele’s days at Spurs are numbered. He’s barely been included by Antonio Conte during pre-season and the priority is to get the former Lyon performer off the wage bill and signed for another club before the end of the month.

Several clubs on the continent are keen to take him. Marseille, Real Betis and AC Milan are eyeing a move for the player; although Villarreal and Napoli are thought to be the two clubs leading the chase for his signature.

Forest Ndombele shortlist
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Forest aren’t likely to be signing Ndombele now. A deal for Atalanta vice-captain Remo Freuler is in the closing stages, with Lewis O’Brien, Orel Mangala already added to the midfield ranks during the summer transfer window.

Ndombele signed for Tottenham for £54 million in 2019. His time at Tottenham hasn’t really gone according to plan, with the Frenchman scoring 10 goals and laying on nine assists during his time in North London.

The seven-time international will be hoping to get another club sorted quickly. Furthermore, Tottenham will also want him to move on pretty quickly given that he collects a cool £120,000-a-week.

Forest placed Ndombele on shortlist but they won’t sign him

The Reds are set to add Freuler and then they might be done for midfielders. If anyone else signs in midfield then perhaps it’ll be James Garner if he becomes available but Ndombele will no longer be on the radar.

Forest Ndombele shortlist
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What this does prove is that the hierarchy are leaving no stone unturned. The Reds want to add more players to the squad and they appear to be showing extreme ambition to make sure Steve Cooper has every chance of success.

Ndombele was one called ‘special’, ‘amazing’ and ‘magnificent’ by Jose Mourinho. The current Roma boss was one manager who did seem to appreciate his quality at Tottenham and he used him quite frequently when he was in the capital.

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