Ander Herrera 'rules out a potential move to Tottenham' after Antonio Conte eyed a potential swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele... as the midfielder is 'happy at PSG and would only play for Manchester United if he returned to England'
Spurs have been locked in talks with PSG over a potential loan move for Ndombele, who has fallen out of favour in north London this season.
After being jeered off the field against Morecambe on January 9, the French midfielder has failed to make it into Antonio Conte's three next matchday squads and therefore appears set to leave this month.
However, while a loan switch to PSG initially looked likely, The Athletic are now reporting that Spurs have failed with an attempt to include Herrera as part of the deal.
The Premier League side wanted to bring Herrera, who previously spent five years at Man United, in the opposite direction back to England just 31 months after he departed Old Trafford.
But unfortunately for Conte and co, the 32-year-old midfielder is understood to be completely happy in Paris, where he has featured 25 times under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
And if he were to head back to the Premier League, Herrera would only do so for a second stint at United.
In his previous spell with the Red Devils he racked up a total of 189 appearances, scoring 20 goals and winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.
Herrera chose to leave at the end of his contract in July 2019, signing for PSG on a free transfer and winning the Ligue 1 title in his debut campaign.
He also came close to winning the Champions League that year, suffering a 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the behind-closed-doors final.
Spurs are keen to add a new central midfielder to their ranks this month, with AC Milan's Franck Kessie and Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat also on their radar.