Sevilla want €32m plus Lemina

Sevilla are willing to sanction Steven N’Zonzi’s deal below his €40m release clause but will insist on Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina in return.

According to Sportitalia, the Italian giants are willing to pay €32m for the powerful midfielder – who is also said to be requesting is requesting €7m per year wages – while also offering Lemina to make up the remaining amount.

Both Sky Sport Italia and had previously reported Valencia as wanting the Gabonese international, who has only started 15 Serie A matches in two season, from the Bianconeri.

Sevilla president Jose Castro told reporters on Wednesday: “We have not talked about a clause. I won’t close the door to Juventus. We just want to emerge from this whole situation with some kind of benefit.”