Steven N’Zonzi has made it clear to Sevilla that he wants to be sold, club director of football Joaquin Caparros has confirmed.
The France international has established himself as one of the best midfielders in La Liga since moving from Stoke City in 2015, his composed nature combined with his ability on the ball earning him plenty of admirers.
N’Zonzi was strongly linked with a return to the Premier League last year, as reports suggested he wanted to go back to England to be closer to his son in London, though no move materialised.
Speculation has again been rife this year since N’Zonzi’s participation in the World Cup concluded, with Arsenal, Barcelona and Roma all said to be trailing him, but Sevilla are adamant they will be resisting a sale unless a figure close to his €35 million (£31m/$40m) release clause is received.
“N’Zonzi wants to leave, but he is aware that he has a two-year contract with us,” Caparros told Cadena SER.