By Wayne Veysey

20th Jan, 2020 | 9:40am

Exclusive: Tottenham in talks to sell player amid major twist, £15m will seal deal

Tottenham want to sell rather than loan defender Kyle Walker-Peters this month after a U-turn from the club hierarchy, Football Insider can reveal.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has given the green light for the right-back, 22, to leave and, as revealed by Football Insider, he held talks last week with Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson and Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club are now set on offloading Walker-Peters permanently and have set a £15million asking price this month.

Discussions are ongoing with Palace and Southampton, although it remains to be seen if either club would pay the fee Spurs are seeking.

The former England Under-21 international accepts his time at his boyhood club is coming to an end after failing to establish himself under Mourinho.

He has a contract with the north Londoners that runs until the summer of 2023.

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Hodgson has admitted he is keen to sign Walker-Peters after Football Insider broke the news that Palace had held extensive talks about recruiting him.

The defender began this season in the team under ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino and started the first three Premier League matches at right-back.

But his subsequent two games have come in the League Cup and a Champions League dead rubbers.

It is telling that Walker-Peters has not even made the matchday squad for a Premier League match since late November.

Mourinho has instead put his faith in Serge Aurier at right-back and he has started almost all of the games during his two-month reign.

In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED that the club have made list-ditch transfer hijack of Premier League rivals.