Spurs centre-back Davinson Sanchez could be signed by Sevilla as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Jules Kounde.

Sanchez, 25, has struggled in the Premier League since his £42million move from Ajax in August 2017.

He played alongside Eric Dier during Jose Mourinho’s tenure but received criticism from fans and pundits alike.

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The Colombian international could be pushed further down the pecking order at Spurs if Cristian Romero is signed from Atalanta.

Sanchez’s agent, Nestor Fernando, has now revealed that initial discussions have taken place with Sevilla over a summer move.

Speaking to Colombian outlet Caracol Radio (via Daily Mail), Fernando said: “They are just rumours, yes I have spoken with the people of Seville, but at the moment they have the complete squad.

“If there is a transfer on their part, those rumours could be true, but there is nothing specifically, only conversations.”

Fernando’s hint at a ‘complete squad’ could be linked to the future of France starlet Kounde.

The 22-year-old is a top target for Chelsea and has already been the subject of an offer.

Fabrizio Romano claimed on Wednesday that the Blues had submitted a bid worth €30-35m, plus Kurt Zouma.

The two sides are locked in transfer talks as Sevilla are holding out for an increased fee.

Sanchez’s future in England will therefore depend on Chelsea’s pursuit of Kounde.

Should the Champions League holders get their man, then Sevilla might re-open negotiations with Sanchez’s agent.

The centre-half made 18 Premier League appearances last term as Spurs finished seventh, handing them a place in the Europa Conference League.

He picked up criticism from former Premier League striker Noel Whelan in April.

“Sanchez hasn’t looked great for a while now,” he said.

“We’re talking about fine margins and you look back on goals they concede when he’s in the side and it’s always little mistakes that cost them.

“The next goal at 2-1 up against Newcastle would have killed them off but these little mistakes just kept giving them hope.

Jose Mourinho will have been very disappointed to have kept giving Newcastle that hope. That’s not what you need when you’re meant to be going for Europe, is it?

“He’ll be tearing his hair out when he watches the goals they conceded. Schoolboy mistakes, especially from Sanchez. Shocking stuff.”

Mourinho was sacked just two weeks later and has since taken charge of Roma.


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