Sevilla target Ilicic, Verdi

Sevilla are lining up moves for Atalanta playmaker Josip Ilicic (pictured) and Bologna attacker Simone Verdi, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Vincenzo Montella is said to have identified an attacking right winger and a number 10 playmaker to bolster his squad, as he is not currently satisfied with his current options.

Estadio Deportivo report the Italian-based duo have been identified by the Sevilla Coach alongside sporting director Oscar Arias as being ideal targets to strengthen their squad.

Ilicic, 30, has scored 14 goals and assisted nine for Atalanta, who paid Fiorentina just €5.5m for his services last summer and was coached by Montella for two seasons with La Viola.

Verdi, who spent the first half of the 2015-16 campaign in Spain with Eibar, is blossoming at Bologna this season and has been called into the Italian national side.

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