Swansea and Villa line up bid for Sevilla defender

Aston Villa and Swansea City could fight it out for the services of former France Under 21 international.

Mouhamadou Dabo, right, is a target for Aston Villa and Swansea City.
Powered by automated translation

Premier League sides Aston Villa and Swansea City are considering bidding for Sevilla full-back Mouhamadou Dabo.

The Senegal-born defender, 24, is comfortable on either the right or left side of defence and is a former France Under 21 international.

Dabo joined Sevilla on a free transfer from the French club Saint-Etienne last summer. Despite a successful first season in the Primera Liga, the Spanish side have indicated that they would accept an offer of €2.5 million (Dh13.4m) for the player to raise transfer funds.

Villa mainly employed Luke Young, the former England defender, and Kyle Walker at right-back last season. Though Walker impressed in the second half of their campaign the 21-year-old loan signing has since returned to Tottenham Hotspur, where he is expected to challenge Vedran Corluka for a starting spot.

Swansea, the first Welsh club to reach the Premier League following their promotion via the Championship play-offs last month, have 15 players with expiring contracts.

They have had a club-record £3.5m offer accepted for Danny Graham, the Watford striker, and intend to spend more of their promotion windfall.

Jez Moxey , the Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive, is optimistic Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara will make the permanent switch to Molineux in a £5m deal.