Palermo playmaker Franco Vazquez has confirmed talks with Sevilla over a summer transfer as “they’re an important club and it’d be very nice”.
Estadio Deportivo reports new Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has identified Vazquez as the ideal replacement for Ever Banega, whose move to Inter was finally made official earlier in the week, to the extent that a five-year contract has already been agreed.
“Sevilla? I know they’ve been talking, they’re an important club and it would be very nice [to join them],” he told Ole.
“Until anything is signed, I can’t say anything.”
The newspaper adds the only obstacle between Sevilla and Palermo is the fee, with Rosanero President Maurizio Zamparini holding out for €25m, while the Andalusians are not prepared to go beyond €15m.
Argentina-born Vazquez has two caps for Italy and spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Rayo Vallecano, where he scored three goals in 18 La Liga appearances.
The 27-year-old was Serie A’s joint-top assister in 14-15 with 10 and has also been linked with Premier League clubs, including Champions League qualifiers Tottenham Hotspur.