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Spurs bid for Ligue 1 attacker rejected

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Tottenham Hotspur continue their prusuit of Clinton N'jie, by submitting a 10 million euro bid, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has stated that his club do not need to sell.

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Report from France are saying that Tottenham Hotspur target and current Olympique Lyonnais player Clinton N'Jie is not going anywhere. Spurs have stepped up their interest in the Cameroonian youngster, but OL have rejected Spurs' most recent bid of 10 million euros plus another 5 million in add-ons. According to L'Equip, the club are holding out for 15 million guaranteed or would prefer to move on Yassine Benzia, who's contract expires at the end of next season.

OL president Jean-Michel Aulas took to Twitter, however, to rubbish any reports that his club needed money badly and thus would be forced to sell N'Jie.

Aulas is typically outspoken and often takes to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the media, particularly those based in Paris. OL have been forced into some sales this summer following their failure to qualify for the Champions League (Ed: None of the things in that sentence are true. So, good job.), but players like Alexandre Lacazette, Nabil Fekir, and, apparently, N'jie are not on the table. Still, Aulas has been known to backtrack and he certainly stopped short of saying the player isn't for sale. He merely says, that the club don't need to sell.

For Spurs, N'jie would represent great cover out wide and in the hole. He played at his best last season, when utilized in the hole behind Lacazette. Personally, I'm not super excited about the prospect of N'jie, as I don't think he's going to be anything other than cover for Spurs for the next year or so. At the price of 15 million Euro, I think we could probably secure someone who is a certain starter, like Andriy Yarmolenko.