The print edition of Corriere dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Napoli hold an interest in Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez. 

In the initial weeks after Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs, it looked as though Sanchez might struggle to get into the starting eleven, with the Italian seeming to have settled on the trio of Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies as his first-choice back three.

However, Romero’s hamstring injury has seen the Colombian come back to the fore, with the centre-back having started Tottenham’s last six Premier League games on the right side of the back three. 

Sanchez has certainly grabbed his opportunities with both hands and barely put a foot wrong in those matches.

If Corriere are to be believed, the former Ajax man is now on the radar of Napoli ahead of the January transfer window.

The Serie A giants are said to be on the lookout for a centre-back, given that Kalidou Koulibaly would be heading to the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. 

It is explained that Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe is Napoli’s number one target but the club have identified Sanchez as a ‘low-cost alternative’ should a move for the United man not prove feasible. 

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Given how well Sanchez has performed over the last few weeks, Conte will not be in a hurry to get rid of the centre-back. 

Even if the Italian does not view the Colombian as a long-term solution, the defender is likely to stay at least until the end of the season.

I also suspect that Sanchez will prove more expensive than Tuanzebe as Spurs are likely to demand upwards of £30m for the defender.

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