Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has allegedly been identified as a possible transfer target for Manchester United.

The 24-year-old star was initially frozen out of the Lilywhites roster under the Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo but is beginning to be handed minutes in the engine room this campaign.

However, his future with the North London outfit is still highly uncertain, with Spurs said to be one of several sides, including the Red Devils, keen on a deal for AC Milan’s Ivory Coast international midfielder Franck Kessie.

Manchester United are also expected to be in the transfer market for midfield reinforcements next year, and a media outlet Calciomercato claims that the former Lyon ace is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s radar alongside Kessie.

The report adds that Tanguy forms part of a contingency plan in case his compatriot Paul Pogba departs the Old Trafford outfit on a free next summer, although the club supposedly want to make the former Juventus star the Premier League’s highest-paid player ever.

Spurs midfielder lasted 62 minutes of last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea – his first top-flight appearance of the new campaign – and his current deal in North London runs until the summer of 2025.