Sevilla will reportedly move for Quique Sanchez Flores if Unai Emery leaves this summer as Southampton become the latest suitor for the Basque.
According to Marca, Sevilla will hijack Espanyol’s negotiations with Sanchez Flores, despite them being at an advanced stage, to the extent that they have already asked the Coach to hold back from any commitment.
The newspaper adds that while the former Valencia and Atletico Madrid boss would be handed greater authority in Catalonia, it pales in comparison to the prospect of Champions League football.
Sanchez Flores recently left Watford, but his efforts in keeping up the Hornets last season have also seen him linked with Southampton.
Emery’s release clause dropped from €4m to €2m last Wednesday, although the 44-year-old will not be heading to Everton as previously reported, with the Toffees set to appoint Ronald Koeman.
Koeman’s decision to leave Southampton has subsequently seen Emery linked with the imminent vacancy on England’s South Coast.
The Daily Telegraph claims the ex-Valencia man is on a two-man shortlist, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe being the other, but the Saints’ interest may be ignored if Paris Saint-Germain come calling.