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Man City, Spurs, Chelsea & Arsenal want Sevilla maestro N’Zonzi

| 31.12.2016

Sevilla’s pass master Steven N’Zonzi is seemingly in the enviable position of having his pick of Premier League clubs, according to the latest reports.

The back pages and gossip columns are awash with the former Blackburn star, who has proven a revelation since quitting England for Spain.

Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal have been all been tipped with making a bid for the 28-year-old.

N’Zonzi joined Stoke following Blackburn’s relegation from the Premier League in 2012, and after three solid seasons in Staffordshire, joined Sevilla in the summer of 2015.

His first season in Spain was rewarded with a Europa League title and the Andalusian side have really kicked on in N’Zonzi’s second campaign.

Los Rojiblancos sit third in La Liga, and are just four points off leaders Real Madrid as they enjoy their best domestic campaign in years, thanks to N’Zonzi’s midfield talent.

The club have been keen to extend his contract, with some reports claiming a £21.5m release clause exists in the midfielder’s current agreement.

That could allow one of the Premier League clubs to land something of a bargain, considering the form he’s in right now.

According to stats boffins Squawka, N’Zonzi is producing 89 per cent pass accuracy, the third best of any non-Barcelona/Real Madrid player in the division.

And only Las Palmas’ Roque Mesa has successfully completed more passes this season.

All of the aforementioned quartet have been linked with N’Zonzi over the festive period, but it remains to be seen who – if any – will win out.

Pep Guardiola may well turf out few players in January, allowing room for an arrival or two, while it seems out of character for Pochettino to make a mid-season move.

Chelsea are going great guns at the top, and N’Zonzi’s Premier League experience is said to appeal to boss Antonio Conte.

And Arsene Wenger’s Gunners were frequently linked with the midfielder during his time at Blackburn and Stoke.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.