Fulham and Southampton both tried to sign Tanguy Nianzou from Bayern Munich but missed out on a deal to Sevilla.

That’s according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk, who says the 20-year-old decided to move to Spain instead.

Sevilla have moved to sign Nianzou from Bayern this week, with director of football Monchi stepping up his efforts to reinforce their defence.

That’s been left thin after Diego Carlos left to join Aston Villa and Jules Koundé moved to Barcelona, necessitating a need for reinforcements.

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Nianzou is the man they have targeted, and the Spanish side are now closing in on a deal for the 20-year-old according to reports in Spain and Germany.

It seems they have beaten competition to Nianzou’s signature as well, with Falk reporting that Fulham and Southampton were both keen.

According to him, the Premier League duo ‘tried to buy’ the 20-year-old this summer but Sevilla ‘made the transfer’ and he will be going there instead.

It now remains to be seen if Fulham or Southampton will look elsewhere in the market for an alternative to Nianzou or stick with what they have and spend their remaining money elsewhere.