Sevilla are willing to sanction Steven N’Zonzi’s deal below his €40m release clause but will insist on Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina in return.
According to Sportitalia, the Italian giants are willing to pay €32m for the powerful midfielder – who is also said to be requesting is requesting €7m per year wages – while also offering Lemina to make up the remaining amount.
Both Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.com had previously reported Valencia as wanting the Gabonese international, who has only started 15 Serie A matches in two season, from the Bianconeri.
Sevilla president Jose Castro told reporters on Wednesday: “We have not talked about a clause. I won’t close the door to Juventus. We just want to emerge from this whole situation with some kind of benefit.”