Sevilla president Jose Castro has said that no offer has been made for Steven N’Zonzi, amid rumours that Arsenal had approached the Frenchman.
N’Zonzi looks to be on the way out of Sevilla after falling out with manager Eduardo Berizzo.
He’s been linked with a move to Arsenal or Everton in January, with reports claiming the former were close to a deal.
However, Sevilla’s president, Jose Castro, has said that they’ve yet to receive an offer for the midfielder.
“There is no offer whatsoever for N’Zonzi. If we received one, we would study it, but he is training normally, not apart from the squad. Right now he has the club’s permission to visit his son [who is in London],” Castro told Sevilla’s club website.
N’Zonzi hasn’t played for Sevilla since being replaced at half-time in their 3-3 draw with Liverpool in the Champions League.
While it looks like he has no future at the club, Castro said that any decision made by the manager could be changed.
“It’s a technical decision as we’ve said in the past and we must respect it,” Castro said. “All technical decisions are reversible and they [the coaches] are the ones that decide.”
The Frenchman said recently that he wanted to leave the club in January. His release clause stands at £35m after he signed a one-year extension with the club in the summer.
Arsenal were heavily linked after N’Zonzi was spotted in London. However, he has since clarified that he was there to visit his son, not to talk with other clubs.
N’Zonzi joined Sevilla from Stoke in 2015, and was a part of the squad that won the 2016 Europa League.