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ARSENAL are in talks to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
That’s despite this week completing the signing of Lucas Torreira, who plays in the same position.
Both Nzonzi and Torreira are defensive midfielders and both are highly thought of by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
“As far as Nzonzi is confirmed, we know they are in talks with Sevilla,” Sheth said on the Transfer Talk podcast yesterday.
“It does make sense. Unai Emery was manager of Sevilla and he managed Nzonzi in his final year in charge of Sevilla.
“The information we’ve been getting throughout this window is that there’s something of a limited transfer budget.
“They’ve spent a fair bit so far and we’re told something along the lines of £50million.
“To fund a big signing you’d have to say of someone like Nzonzi who would probably command upwards of £30million, I’d think there’d have to be departures first to fund a move for someone like Nzonzi.”