Tottenham have reportedly turned down an approach from Juventus for Tanguy Ndombele which would have seen Aaron Ramsey move in the opposite direction.

The Serie A champions recently expressed an interest in Spurs’ record signing. Italian sources state, however, that he is still in Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans.

Juve are already willing to allow former Arsenal star Ramsey to depart, just a year on from his move to Turin.  The 29-year-old joined on a free transfer in a deal worth around £400,000 a week.

The Daily Telegraph claims Juventus were reportedly hoping for an exchange for Ndombele, having already signed Arthur Melo from Barcelona.

Ndombele arrived at Spurs last summer from Lyon for a club-record £53.8 million.

However, the talented midfielder’s performances were strongly criticised by Mourinho before lockdown.

The Spurs boss has since changed his tune on the France international, claiming that he will come good.

However, his 20-minute camo in the loss at Sheffield United has been his only action since the restart.

Ramsey, meanwhile, continues to be linked with a return to England – with Manchester United also linked with the midfielder.