Even before Nuno Espírito Santo’s appointment as Tottenham Hotspur manager was confirmed, Sevilla star Jules Koundé was linked with a move to the north London club.

Last weekend, Cadena Ser reported Spurs are ‘very interested’ in the defender and are ‘willing to pay’ the fee demanded by the La Liga side to sign him.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio now states Tottenham ‘have an agreement’ with Julen Lopetegui’s side for a player-plus-cash deal in order to sign the centre-back.

As per the report, Spurs would offer Davinson Sánchez plus €30m to acquire the France international’s services.

In the event the English club fail to convince Koundé to join them, Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar has been identified as an ‘alternative’ target.

Embed from Getty Images

The Slovakia international was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham last summer, but the deal didn’t take shape after the two sides failed to find an agreement.

Škriniar is still on Spurs’ agenda for this summer and any possible move in this window remains difficult because the player is ‘not convinced’ to leave the San Siro.