Sevilla are unlikely to sign Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas from Hoffenheim yet they are hopeful of a deal for Stevan Jovetic, currently on loan at Inter Milan.
Manager Jorge Sampaoli coached Vargas whilst manager of Chile and the striker was also linked to a move to the Europa League champions in the summer, but a move now appears unlikely as Los Rojiblancos have already filled their quota of ‘non-EU’ players.
"I know Vargas very well but it's complex because, right now, our quota for non-EU players is full,” Sampaoli told AS.
The 27-year-old striker admitted last summer he would love to be reunited with his former Chile boss but this transfer window has seen him linked strongly with a move to Turkish side Galatasaray, although reports in Spain have said a move to Sevilla is not yet out of the question for the man who has scored six goals in 19 Hoffenheim appearances this campaign.
The 56-year-old added that the addition of a striker was not a "necessity" but "an option that we have to improve what we already have."
Sevilla are reportedly still hopeful of a deal for the Montenegrin striker Jovetic, currently on loan at Inter from Manchester City.