Report: Sevilla attempting to re-sign Tottenham's Federico Fazio, Spurs making deal difficult

Sevilla are reportedly keen to re-sign Federico Fazio from Tottenham.

According to Seville-based newspaper Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla are ready to make a second move to re-sign Tottenham defender Federico Fazio.

The Argentine centre back, 28, left Sevilla to join Spurs in the summer of 2014, and whilst he was in-and-out of the Tottenham team last season, he has been completely frozen out this season.

Fazio is now fourth choice centre back at White Hart Lane, with Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer all ahead of him in the pecking order.

A January departure for the giant defender wouldn't be a surprise, but reports are now suggesting that an exit could be more difficult than first imagined.

Seville-based newspaper Estadio Deportivo state that Sevilla made a desperate late bid to re-sign Fazio before the transfer deadline in September, but Tottenham were unwilling to let him leave.

It's now stated that the situation is unlikely to change, as whilst Tottenham may be open to selling Fazio, they will only do so on their terms - and their hard negotiating is making a deal with Sevilla increasingly difficult.

With no first-team opportunities available for Fazio, it makes sense for Spurs to let him leave the club - but chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously difficult negotiator, and he will certainly be trying to get every last penny out of Sevilla before selling Fazio.

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