Tottenham's Sanchez in talks with Sevilla over a possible switch

Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez in talks with Sevilla over a possible switch should Julen Lopetegui’s side lose Jules Kounde to Chelsea… with the Colombian down the Spurs pecking order despite Toby Alderweireld’s departure

  • Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez is in talks over a possible move to Sevilla
  • Sanchez’s agent said the move could happen ‘if there’s a transfer on their part’ 
  • Sevilla’s £68m centre-back Jules Kounde is being heavily pursued by Chelsea 
  • Sanchez seeking a move despite Toby Alderweireld leaving Spurs this summer

Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez is in discussions over a move to Sevilla as a potential replacement for wantaway centre-back Jules Kounde, according to his agent.

The Colombian has failed to nail down a starting berth at Spurs since arriving from Ajax for £38million in 2017. 

Sanchez initially fell out of favour under previous manager Jose Mourinho last season before playing in a run of Premier League matches, only to return to the bench when interim manager Ryan Mason took over. He made just 18 league appearances last campaign.

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez is in talks over a move to Sevilla, according to his agent

Sanchez, here in the Copa America, made just 18 Premier League appearances last season

Now Sanchez’s agent has linked him to a move to LaLiga, with discussions having started with Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla side.

‘They are just rumours, yes I have spoken with the people of Seville, but at the moment they have the complete squad,’ Nestor Fernando told Caracol Radio in Colombia.

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

That transfer is widely thought to be Kounde’s impending move to Chelsea, with the club having made approaches including a player swap to secure the £68m-rated Frenchman’s services. 

Sanchez’s agent said the move is contingent on Jules Kounde leaving Sevilla as is expected

Toby Alderweireld (left) leaving hasn’t helped Sanchez, with Spurs after Cristian Romero (right) to replace the Belgian

Sevilla would need a replacement quickly, and Sanchez could be their easiest option.

The 25-year-old may have felt there was an opportunity to fight for a first-team place at Spurs after Toby Alderweireld left north London for Qatari team Al-Duhail earlier this summer. 

But Tottenham’s director of football Fabio Paratici has made signing a replacement for the Belgian one of his main priorities, with Cristian Romero thought to be top of the shortlist, indicating that Sanchez remains low down the pecking order. 

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