Two French sides chasing pre-deadline deal for N’Koudou

Monaco are close to signing Georges-Kevin N’Koudou on loan from Tottenham.

St Etienne are also interested in the 23-year-old winger but Monaco look set to snap him up ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.

He has struggled to make an impact at Spurs and will be allowed to move along with Vincent Janssen.

Real Betis have made an approach for Janssen, according to Sky Sports News.

Burnley have also been linked with a pre-deadline move for the Dutchman, who looks likely to leave this week.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is reportedly considering making an offer for Janssen, who has been out of favour under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino for some time.

But Janssen, signed from AZ Alkmaar for £18.6 in 2016, could be given the option of a move to Spain rather than Turf Moor.

Pochettino has been without the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli during a terrible run of injuries for Spurs, while Fernando Llorente has been unconvincing up front.

But Pochettino nevertheless made it clear at a recent press conference that there is no way back for Janssen at the club and that he can go in spite of the current lack of attacking options at Tottenham, who are thought to want £15m for him.

“I think it’s so clear that now it’s one year and a half that he’s not in our plans,” he said. “He’s not in Tottenham’s plans. Not in just the manager’s plans but the club’s plan.

“Eighteen months ago we took the decision for him to try to find a different place to play because for different reasons it didn’t work. That happens in football.

“It’s not a personal problem, it’s about the professional side. For different reasons that professional relationship isn’t working and we need to find a solution. We are trying to find the resolution.

“He got the injury months ago and we’re helping him, trying to find the right place for him to feel again like a player and play football.”




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