Arsenal have been linked with Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi for weeks now. The formerStoke and Blackburn midfielder has been over and again connected with an arrival to the Premier League since his turn to Sevilla in 2015.
He was wanted by Everton a year ago and has risen as an objective for Arsenal this summer.
Furthermore, according to Daily Mail, N’Zonzi has made a transfer request at Sevilla to join the Gunners.
The France international, now at the World Cup in Russia, allegedly needs to be with his young family in London and work under former Sevilla manager Unai Emery.
Unai Emery and N’Zonzi cooperated for the 2015/16 season as the La Liga club secured a third progressive Europa League title.
The 29-year-old midfielder has gone ahead to show up over all rivalries for Sevilla, contributing with eight goals and seven assists.
He is said to have a £35m release clause in his agreement, however Sevilla are allegedly arranged to receive offers of £22m.
In spite of his enthusiasm to join the Gunners, N’Zonzi will hold up until after France’s World Cup battle to decide his future.
He’s shown up in two of France’s four encounters in Russia, where Les Bleus go up against Uruguay in the quarter-finals on Friday.