JOSE MOURINHO is now ready to ditch Tottenham midfield flop Tanguy Ndombele after just a year.
Spurs’ club record signing cost a £65million in July last year but the former Lyon star has struggled to live up to his billing.
And now he heads a list of several players being targeted for the exit door as boss Mourinho continues to overhaul his squad.
Defenders Serge Aurier and Juan Foyth are another two on The Special One’s hit list.
But Ndombele’s failure to win over Mourinho will cause the biggest upset.
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Spurs’ head coach vowed to work with the Frenchman to try to reshape him into his kind of player after taking over at the club last November.
It even went to the lengths of the pair organising a bizarre one-to-one training session in a North London park during full coronavirus lockdown which triggered a huge outcry from the public.
But Ndombele has not responded to the extra attention and specialised coaching and is now seen as surplus to requirements.
He has not featured in any of the club’s three pre-season friendlies so far and Mourinho believes he is ‘well stocked’ with midfield talent.
Inter Milan have been linked with a move for Ndombele but that would mean Spurs taking at least a £10m hit on their huge outlay from last summer.
And that won’t sit well with sharp-eyed chairman Daniel Levy who is known as a ferocious operator in the transfer market.
Ndbombele has made only 12 Premier League starts since signing for former boss Mauricio Pochettino last summer and his future looks grim under Mourinho with the new campaign just 10 days away.
Versatile defender Foyth is being tipped to join Leeds to work under fellow Argentinian Marco Bielsa with the club back in the Premier League.
Mourinho is also checking out a third striker to back up Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
Almeira’s Darwin Nunez is on the list but Spurs face competition from Brighton to land the £15 million-rated Uruguayan.
Bournemouth’s Josh King is another on the radar as Mourinho steps up his close season.
Right back Matt Doherty has joined from Wolves adding to the additions of Joe Hart and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
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