Tottenham 'ask about loan transfer for Lenglet' but face fight to land Barcelona ace with other clubs being sounded out

TOTTENHAM are reportedly looking to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on loan.

But the Londoners face a battle to sign the Frenchman, with several other clubs interested.

Sport claims Barcelona are eager to ditch Lenglet, 26, this summer as Xavi rebuilds his defence.

Chelsea star Andreas Christensen has already agreed a free transfer to the Nou Camp.

And he could yet be joined by Blues pals Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Xavi also wants to raid rivals Sevilla for Chelsea target Jules Kounde.

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And Lenglet’s time in Catalonia is now coming to an abrupt end – just 18 months after signing a new contract until 2026.

But his World Cup dream is France isn’t over yet, with Antonio Conte ready to rescue Lenglet from his Barcelona nightmare.

The Spurs boss is eager to land a new left-footed centre-back for his three-man defence.

Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol are both wanted by Spurs.

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But the youngsters would cost an arm and a leg to sign in the next window.

And a loan deal for Lenglet would be a significantly cheaper option, allowing Tottenham to fund other areas of their squad.

However, Conte is thought to face competition from some other European sides, as well as fierce rivals Chelsea.

Everton and West Ham both tried to land Lenglet last year.

And Newcastle were also unsuccessful in attempts to sign the defender in January.

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Lenglet has been at Barcelona since 2018 after they triggered his £30million release clause at Sevilla.

He’s since played 159 times for the Spanish giants, winning one LaLiga title and a Copa del Rey.

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