Real Madrid have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.
The Frenchman has starred for the French giants since joining from Amiens in 2017 with his fine form recognised by his first full international caps for the France national team.
Diario Sport cite a report in French media outlet Telefoot that Los Blancos are monitoring the midfielder’s situation, joining a list of other clubs who are interested in his signing.
This season, the 21-year-old has represented Lyon in 14 matches in Ligue 1, five in the Champions League group stage and he has contributed with two goals and four assists.
He is primarily a deep-lying ‘pivot’ midfielder and previous reports stated Barca’s interest was fuelled by the belief he would be an affordable alternative to Barca’s ‘prime’ targets of Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong.
Ndombele’s contract at Lyon runs through until 2023 and the French club would be reluctant to sell for less than €60m.