Brazilian defender Rodrigo Caio – a long-term target of Sevilla amongst other European clubs – is reportedly set to be sold by Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian giants are reportedly in a tricky financial position despite the recent sales of midfielder Ganso (to Sevilla) and of promising young striker Alan Kardec (to Chinese club Chongquing Lifan) and are now looking to cash in on the 23-year-old, who is equally adept in defence of in a holding midfield role.
Sao Paulo believe his selling value now is high having starred in Brazil's summer Olympic triumph and would help the club balance their books financially.
Estadio Deportivo report that Caio is still on Sevilla's radar as they are keen to bolster their defensive ranks despite the summer signing of Gabriel Mercado from River Plate and wish to provide extra competition for their defence.
Caio is also reportedly attracting the attention of Italian giants Napoli and French champions PSG – managed by former Sevilla boss Unai Emery – who would both be willing to match the 13 million euros asking price for the defender.
He reportedly failed two medicals last summer at Valencia after the clubs had agreed a fee in the region of 12 million euros.