Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has turned down a loan move to Sevilla, according to the London Evening Standard.
Janssen has been heavily linked with the exit door in recent days after Mauricio Pochettino confirmed the Dutchman isn’t part of his plans going forward.
Having recently returned to fitness following foot surgery, there were suggestions Janssen could work his way back into Pochettino’s plans – particularly when the club’s injury crisis is considered.
Pochettino is currently without Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura, while Dele Alli has also been ruled out until March.
But Fernando Llorente is ahead of Janssen in the pecking order, meaning the 24-year-old will seek an exit by the end of the month.
Reports this week claimed Spurs are looking for between £12m-£15m for Janssen and there is interest from clubs in China and the MLS.
#thfc Janssen has turned down a loan move to Sevilla because he wants to leave Spurs permanently this month, interest from MLS & China but no bids yet. £12m asking price.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 22, 2019
According to London Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick, Janssen has turned down the chance to join Spanish club Sevilla on loan as he wants to seal a permanent move away from north London before the transfer window closes.
That’s good news for Daniel Levy and Tottenham, who will be able to get Janssen completely off the wage bill and not risk his value falling with a view to selling him next summer. From a financial perspective, the sooner Janssen leaves the better.