Gameiro sits out Sevilla friendly

Kevin Gameiro sat out Sevilla's friendly against SV Sandhausen on Sunday, prompting speculation that a move away is in a "decisive phase".

Gameiro was spotted alongside Sevilla sporting director Monchi in the Sandhausen stands as Los Nervionenses kicked off their preseason tour of Germany, despite the striker being available to play.

Marca also focused on Monchi's extensive use of his mobile phone during the match, fuelling talk that the 46-year-old was busy negotiating the Frenchman's exit.

Gameiro's release clause stands at €40m, with Atletico Madrid reportedly leading the race for his signature, although Barcelona are said to have retained an interest in the event that a deal for top target Luciano Vietto fails to materialise.

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