Full back will definitely be departing Ligue 1 come the turn of the year.
Long-running Tottenham Hotspur defensive target Sebastien Corchia has confirmed that Sochaux have given him permission to leave the club when the transfer window finally reopens again for business in January, according to reports in the Metro.
The north Londoners had by all accounts been keeping close tabs on the highly rated France Under-21 international all summer long, with a view to bringing the 22-year-old to White Hart Lane this season so as to provide some much-needed competition for current right-back Kyle Walker in the capital.
However, Corchia opted to remain with the Ligue 1 club for now, although his most recent comments will have put Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas on alert as to the possibility of now signing the full back at the turn of the year.
“I can leave Sochaux in January – the club have spoken with interested clubs,” said Corchia.
“I prefer to focus on the present at the moment, but leaving in January is a possibility.”
Corchia has been with Sochaux for the past two years now, having originally arrived at the club from fellow Ligue 1 oufit Le Mans in June 2011 on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
And in the intervening two-year period, the defender has gone on to establish himself as being one of the most consistent and impressive right backs in the French top flight, featuring in 69 matches in total in all competitions, including 65 in the league, during which time Corchia has scored one goal.