Jose Mourinho is prepared to let Davinson Sanchez leave Tottenham in an effort to land two of his top summer transfer targets, according to reports in Spain.
The 23-year-old moved from Ajax in August 2017 for a fee reported to be £42million and has gone on to become a mainstay at the heart of Spurs’ defence.
The Colombia international has made 32 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this campaign as they have struggled in the Premier League – where they currently sit eighth – while they were knocked out in the last-16 of the Champions League, in a disappointing season.
Two positions are said to be ‘haunting’ Mourinho currently with centre-back and striker his priorities for the upcoming transfer window. And, in an effort to solve his issues in those areas, ‘he looks at Real Madrid’ where he has interest in both Militao and striker Luka Jovic.
The report adds that Mourinho will have an ‘easier time’ convincing Jovic to do a deal with the Serbia international failing to hit the ground running since his move from Eintracht Frankfurt last year.
That’s because Militao, who has used sparingly this season under Zinedine Zidane, believes next season will be his big chance to nail down a regular starting berth at the Bernabeu. But that doesn’t look like putting Mourinho off.
Don Balon reckons there is interest from Real Madrid in Tottenham’s Sanchez and that Mourinho ‘wants to take advantage of this’ as he looks to do a deal for Militao.
Sanchez remains under contract in north London until 2024, having signed a bumper new deal 22 months ago.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Tottenham target Gareth Bale is highly unlikely to return to the Premier League due to his excessive wage demands, after a report in the Spanish media lifted the lid on his problematic relationship with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.