Barcelona are willing to take Tanguy Ndombele off Tottenham in the next window – but only as part of a player-swap deal.

While Jose Mourinho denied a rift with the midfielder on Tuesday after his side’s 2-0 victory over West Ham, Ndombele has struggled for action this season, despite many raving about his obvious talent.

The Independent understands that the French international wants to leave Spurs, and has attracted the interest of Barcelona.

The Spanish champions are themselves operating with a very tight budget, however, and would only be willing to do a deal if it involved some kind of player exchange.

They Catalan club are prepared to put forward Nelson Semedo or Philippe Coutinho.