Arsenal have reignited their interest in Steven N’Zonzi after they failed in January to sign the Sevilla midfielder.
The Frenchman was odds on to leave the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan under coach Eduardo Berizzo in the first half of last season after failing to gain playing time and citing a desire to move back to the Premier League.
Problems have since been solved however, with N’Zonzi being re-installed by Berizzo’s replacement – Vincenzo Montella, who despite bringing the best out of the former Stoke City midfielder – was sacked last month.
Having sprung back into life; N’Zonzi played an important part in Sevilla’s impressive European run, which saw them eliminate Manchester United to reach the quarter-final stage.
However, the Frenchman could now subject to exit talk once more after the Gunners made their interest known.
Former Sevilla boss Unai Emery is keen to sign the midfielder and has set a side a figure of €40m, which would trigger his minimum fee release clause.
N’Zonzi is no stranger to English football, having spent time with Stoke City before his move to La Liga.
Any such deal will have to wait until after France’s World Cup campaign in Russia, of which, N’Zonzi is involved in the squad.