The Premier League could soon witness the return of ex-Stoke City Steven N'Zonzi after the Frenchman reportedly had an irreparable bust-up with his Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo and is urging the club to sell him.
The midfielder was substituted during the half-time break of Sevilla's 3-3 Champions League draw with Liverpool a few weeks ago, when the hosts were still three goals behind the Reds.
After his teammate and decisive goalscorer Guido Pizarro took his place in the team, N'Zonzi was rumoured to have gone straight to the locker room, showered and then left.
N'Zonzi likely coming to the end of his time at Sevilla. Substituted at HT against Liverpool and left the stadium. Out of three squads in a row since.— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) December 1, 2017
Spanish media outlet AS claims that he did not wait at the stadium to see the second half and missed his side's glorious comeback.
N'Zonzi then skipped training on the following day and was not called up for Sevilla's two matches against Villarreal and Cartagena.
Ever since his row with Berizzo he has been forced to train on his own and rumours claim that his relationship with the manager cannot be restored.
This has sent an important alert to several Premier League sides who were interested in signing him earlier this summer.
Arsenal and Leicester were particularly keen on landing the Frenchman, who, however, chose to remain in the La Liga and has a contract valid until 2020.
However, N'Zonzi failed to show his commitment to Sevilla in November since, when asked about his future projects, he replied: "Who knows what is going to happen. I am not going to talk about contracts.
“I love the Premier League. I really like the Premier League, this is where I started at a good level.
“I had a great time there but I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.”