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Galatasaray closing in on Tottenham double swoop

The Turkish giants are set to help the Lilywhites clear their decks this summer



Turkish outfit Galatasaray are trying to complete deals for both Tanguy N’Dombele and Davinson Sanchez before midnight tonight, it has been revealed, with the Super Lig side hoping to complete a double raid on Tottenham.

Ndombele has not featured for Tottenham yet this season, and despite reports that Ange Postecoglou was willing to give him a chance to prove himself over the summer, the Frenchman appears to have squandered that chance.

His deal is the easier to complete of the two, with the two sides agreeing a loan move that will also include an option to buy the player at the end of the season should he impress.

Sanchez has featured for Spurs so far this campaign, but had been widely tipped to depart the club before England’s transfer deadline (On September 1st), and now looks set to leave on a permanent basis.

Spurs are reportedly in line to receive around 15m euros for the Colombian, who has seen his time in north London littered with mistakes and criticism and has fallen well down the pecking order at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

They face a race against time to complete the deals though. Despite the Turkish transfer window not closing for another fortnight, the deadline for UEFA’s Champions League squads is midnight on Monday, leaving them with just hours to strike the deals should they wish to use either player in the European competition between now and January, when the registration window re-opens.

The Turkish giants have been drawn in a tough group that includes German champions Bayern Munich and Manchester United as well as FC Copenhagn, and they head into the games knowing that they will likely need at least one major upset in order to qualify ahead of the two European giants.

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Ben Browning

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