Spurs break transfer record to sign Ndombele, Zaha prefers Arsenal move over Man Utd

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has joined Tottenham in a club-record £56.5 million deal with the potential for a further £8.5m to be paid in bonuses. 

The 22-year-old France international has signed on until 2025. Ndombele made 49 appearances for Lyon last season, including eight Champions League starts, scoring three goals.

Ndombele signed for Lyon last summer from SC Amiens for €25m, going on to be named in the team of the year for both the Champions League and Ligue 1.

Champions League runners-up Spurs, who didn't spend a penny last season, previously set their transfer record with the signing of Colombia international defender Davinson Sanchez for £36m in 2017.

Earlier on Tuesday, Spurs announced Leeds United winger Jack Clarke had joined the club in a deal worth a reported £10 million.

Clarke, 18, passed a medical last week and will be loaned back to the Championship side for next season.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha would prefer a move to Arsenal over Manchester United during this transfer window, a source has told ESPN FC.

Zaha, 26, has expressed his desire to leave Palace this summer in search of European football next season.

A source has told ESPN FC that Arsenal have submitted a £40 million bid plus add-ons but Palace value Zaha at £70m.

The source added that Zaha would favour a summer move to his boyhood club Arsenal than a return to United because he wants to remain in London for family reasons.

Zaha endured a difficult spell at Old Trafford during the 2013-14 campaign before returning to Crystal Palace where he signed a new five-year contract last year.

Gianluigi Buffon has agreed a one-year deal to re-join Juventus after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Italy goalkeeper left Juve for PSG last summer after winning seven Serie A titles in a row. He moved to the French capital in the hope of helping them win the Champions League. 

But the low point of the campaign for the 41-year-old came during the Champions League round-of-16 clash with Manchester United, where PSG, having won 2-0 at Old Trafford, lost 3-1 at home -- with Buffon at fault for one of the goals -- to crash out at the first knockout stage for the third consecutive season.

The club announced he was leaving after 12 months, having spent the season sharing the starting spot with France international Alphonse Areola and PSG are in talks with AC Milan over a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma as a replacement for Buffon.

Buffon first signed for the Bianconeri from Parma in 2001 and stayed for 17 years, winning the Serie A title on 11 occasions -- though two were later taken away following the Calciopoli scandal

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