By Dominic Toner
Spanish club Sevilla have emerged as the new favourites to land Palermo forward Franco Vazquez, according to a report.
Football insider reported on Thursday that Tottenham faced serious competition from Crystal palace for the forward, but it appears that Sevilla now seems his most likely destination.
He told Spanish publication El Crack Deportivo: “I know they [Palermo and Sevilla] have been talking and in the coming days my future will be resolved.
“Sevilla are a very important club, who have won the Europa League and play Champions League football, so it would be nice to go there – but they are rumours and until something is signed I can not say anything.”
The Italian impressed last season as he grabbed eight goals and six assists in his 36 appearances for Palermo.
The 27-year-old also picked up the accolade for Serie A top assist provider during the 2014-15 season to enhance his reputation across Europe.
His performances in the Italian league were rewarded by newly-appionted Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, as he gifted the striker his international call up in 2015.
It does appear Vazquez would favour a move to Spain, however both Tottenham and Sevilla will be able to provide Champions League football for the upcoming season.
Although Tottenham appear to be losing the race for Vazquez, they look set to confirm a club-record deal for striker Vincent Janssen who would provide some firepower to their frontline.
In other Tottenham news, they have been given an emphatic answer after making an approach for free-scoring midfielder.