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Tuesday April 16 2013
Sevilla ‘prepare Kondogbia sale’

Sevilla are reportedly making preparations to sell midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia this summer, although they will only receive half of any fee.

The Frenchman has impressed since joining Los Nervionenses last summer and has increasingly been linked with a number of clubs.

Mundo Deportivo believe that the likes of Manchester City, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are all prepared to make a move this coming June.

However, Marca have it that Inter and Milan are also in the chase and that, significantly, they have already tabled bids higher than Madrid apparently have.

Where Los Blancos are seen to have offered an initial €8m for the 20-year-old, Milan have reportedly put in €12m, whilst Inter have come up with €10m plus a 30 per cent sell-on clause.

Even so, the player, who has a €20m buyout clause, is thought currently to favour remaining in Spain and shifting up to Madrid, where he would be reunited with former Lens teammate Raphael Varane.

As an aside, Kondogbia’s €3.5m move from Lens to Sevilla last summer was part-funded by the Doyen investment group, who in taking 50 per cent of the player’s rights, will be due half of any transfer fee received.

Sevilla are also understood to only be required to start payments for their percentage of that transfer fee due come the start of the third year of his contract signed last May.

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