Tottenham in talks with Barcelona over loan deal for defender Clement Lenglet

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte could be on the verge of adding necessary quality in the heart of the defence for Spurs this summer as the north London outfit are said to be in talks over a loan deal for French center-back Clément Lenglet.

As reported by ESPN duo Samuel Marsden and Moisés Llorens, Conte could be set for a meeting with the Frenchman over a loan move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as the 27-year-old is said to be open to the possibility of departing Barcelona this summer.

Barca are reportedly hopeful of securing a permanent transfer for Lenglet but open to letting the Frenchman go on loan, which would provide Conte with a much-needed upgrade at center-back with Cristian Romero the only consistent option in the heart of the defense despite the likes of Davinson Sánchez, Japhet Tanganga, and Eric Dier all seeing time there last season.

Tottenham have already reinforced multiple areas of the pitch this summer after securing a deal for Fraser Forster to deputize behind Hugo Lloris, with Croatian star Ivan Perišić and highly-coveted Malian midfielder Yves Bissouma also walking in the door at Spurs, with Conte's men aiming to stay ahead of a retooling Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, intent on climbing up the table and re-establishing the status quo in the nation's capital.


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