Spanish club Sevilla are facing an uncertain January transfer window as key midfielder Steven N’Zonzi has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.
Reports by Spanish media outlet Futbol en AS suggest that the Frenchman’s recent performances in La Liga have caused a stir amongst some of Europe’s top sides and N’Zonzi has also been identified by Juventus as a possible target come the new year.
The 28-year-old is well-known by some Premier League fans after he enjoyed spells at both Blackburn Rovers (2009-2012) and Stoke City (2012-2015). Having often failed to deliver on his promising talent, N’Zonzi looked to revive his career when he left the Britannia stadium in 2015 and for his current club.
Despite initially struggling to impress in Spain, the Frenchman became a key part of the Sevilla side that went on to win the Europa League trophy last season and N’Zonzi played the full 90 minutes of their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the final last May.
Having continued his impressive form this season, the player could now be set to leave the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium and will have to choose between a return to the Premier League or embarking on a fresh challenge in Serie A.
City would arguably be the team most in need of N’Zonzi’s services, as they look to find a replacement for the injured Ilkay Gundogan, who looks set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee problem.
But whilst Sevilla will be reluctant to lose such an important player, they can at least take solace from the fact that a bidding war may ensue, as three of Europe’s’ top clubs up their interest in N’Zonzi’s services.