Man City and Chelsea battle to sign £25million former Premier League star
Manchester City and Chelsea will go head to head to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, as the Frenchman continues to impress in LaLiga this season, per the Daily Mirror.
N’Zonzi, 28, has developed immensely since swapping Stoke City for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the summer of 2015. Since making the £7million switch, he has helped Sevilla win the Europa League and challenge for the Spanish title.
The influence of Jorge Sampaoli on his game has been huge, but having rejected a new contract with his current club, a host of European elite sides are looking to exploit a £25million release clause in his contract this summer.
Scouts will be watching as N’Zonzi and his teammates face Leicester in the Champions League last 16 second leg this week. The article claims that, as well as the two Premier League sides, Italian champions Juventus are also monitoring the situation.
N’Zonzi is no stranger to English football, having also played for Blackburn Rovers before Stoke.