Arsenal are considering making a move for Steven N’Zonzi and have enquired about signing the Sevilla midfielder in January according to the Express.
The report claims that Manchester City, Chelsea and Juventus are all keen on the France international and have now been joined by Arsenal.
N’Zonzi moved to Sevilla from Stoke City in 2015 and helped the club make it a hat-trick of Europa League titles last season with victory in the final over Liverpool.
The midfielder is contracted to the Liga side until 2019 but is being tipped to leave in January and is expected to cost around £25m.
This is not the first time Arsenal have been linked with N’Zonzi who has been likened to former ace Patrick Vieira due to his long limbs and style of play.
Sevilla are enjoying a fine season, currently third in La Liga, just a point behind Barcelona but it is thought N’Zonzi could be tempted by a move away.
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Juventus are hoping to strengthen their midfield having lost Paul Pogba and having seen long-term target Axel Witsel snub the Turin side for a lucative move to China.
However, City and Chelsea are also both credited with an interest in the midfielder with the transfer window now open, and speculation over who the top clubs might buy intensifying.
N’Zonzi has certainly enjoyed his time with Sevilla and has been hugely impressive this season, even reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona at the end of last year.
However, Arsene Wenger has so far played down talk of potential signings and has hinted that club will not be making any big moves in the window.