UNAI EMERY has been dealt a significant blow in his quest to be reunited with Steven N’Zonzi after Roma secured a cope with Sevilla, in line with stories.
The Arsenal boss – who labored with the French World Cup winner on the La Liga membership – was believed to be eager on bringing the midfielder to the Emirates.
However in line with sports activities journalist Mootaz Chehade, the Serie A outfit have agreed a switch with the Spanish aspect in a deal value over £22million.
Nevertheless, they need to promote ex-Lyon ace Maxime Gonalons earlier than they’ll deliver N’Zonzi to the Stadio Olimpico.
He tweeted: “AS Roma have secured a cope with Sevilla for Steven N’Zonzi for €25million (£22m) plus bonuses, however Maxime Gonalons has to go away first.”
It had been reported that Barcelona had been eyeing up a transfer for the previous Blackburn star, after a deal to deliver Paris Saint-Germain ace Adrien Rabiot to the Nou Camp hit a snag.
The 29-year-old has loved three seasons with Sevilla since becoming a member of from Stoke in 2015 – serving to the membership to the Europa League in his opening marketing campaign.
He has racked up 136 appearances in all competitions for Pablo Machin’s aspect – netting on eight events.
Arsenal had been advised to cough up £35m in the event that they needed to land the Les Bleus maestro, however balked on the supply – main N’Zonzi to demand a transfer away.
The Gunners have already introduced central midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi – the latter shining underneath Emery throughout pre-season.