Barcelona are reportedly set to reignite their interest in Sevilla star Steven N'Zonzi and are set to challenge Arsenal in pursuit of the World Cup winner
Arsenal and Barcelona have reportedly been made aware that they will have to shell out at least €40 million in order to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.
Liverpool and Sevilla played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield to kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign.
Steven N'Zonzi has signed a contract extension at Sevilla, despite heavy interest from the Premier League trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The Italian manager is keen to add more steel to the midfield as Chelsea look to build on their good start.
Jorge Sampaoli's high flying Sevilla will welcome a wounded Barcelona side who will look to try and get back to winning ways against a side that is yet to be defeated at home this season.
Former France Under-21 international midfielder Steven Nzonzi sealed a move to two-time defending Europa League champions Sevilla on Thursday with his English Premier League side Stoke City receiving a record A?7 million ($10.7m, 9.7m euros) in the process. The 26-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Spanish club, which includes a 30 million-euro buyout clause. Stoke’s previous record transfer fee received was A?4.5 million from Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg for Tuncay Sanli in 2011. . “The club would like to place on record its thanks to Steven and offer him our best wishes,” read a statement from Stoke. Stoke manager Mark Hughes had said on Wednesday that, hard as they had tried, there had been no persuading Nzonzi in staying and thus Sevilla were granted permission to speak to him. “We worked really hard to persuade him his future lay here but it didn’t seem to be enough for him,” said Hughes. His sale represents good business for Stoke as they […]