Sevilla will not entertain the sale of Arsenal target Steven N’Zonzi for anything less than his €40m release clause.
N’Zonzi was part of the 23-man France squad that won the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final on Sunday.
But his club future is still in doubt, with his playing opportunities more restricted than usual in Spain last season.
Unai Emery could yet swoop for a midfielder he signed and worked with in Andalusia.
The new Arsenal was asked directly about the 29-year-old last week, and gave the speculation short shrift.
Sevilla director of football Joaquin Caparros has offered the most clarity possible.
“Steven has two years remaining on his contract,” Caparros told Cadena Ser.
“We have texted each other during the World Cup and I have congratulated him on his achievements with France, of course.
“We have not received any offers for him and I will say the same to any clubs who may be interested as what we said with Lenglet – he has a buyout clause, and it’s €40m.”
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— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) July 15, 2018