Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi has told the Spanish club in no uncertain terms that he wants to leave this summer, as Arsenal consider a move for him.
The former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder has seen his reputation soar in La Liga, becoming part of the France setup and being linked with club like the Gunners after establishing himself as one of the league's most effective defensive midfielders.
The Mail report that the 29-year-old has asked to leave Andalusia in order to move back to England, allowing him to be close to his family and reunite for former Sevilla boss Unai Emery - with whom he won the Europa League in 2016.
N'Zonzi's £35m buyout clause looks a shade too high for the Gunners to consider triggering this summer, particularly with money outgoing on deals for Sokratis and Lucas Torreira, but the Spanish side are said to be willing to let the midfielder go for around £22m.
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