Madrid striker Mariano Diaz back to Spanish football with a late move
for the Lyon man.
Earlier this summer, the French club had insisted that the player
was not for sale, but they have now softened their position and are
willing to negotiate.
The French newspaper “L’Equipe” are reporting report that club
president Jean-Michel Aulas will ask for 40 million euros, an amount
that the Spanish MARCA newspaper has learned could indeed be
enough to seal the deal.
Sevilla have already had two previous bids for Mariano
rejected, one of 20m euros and a follow up offer of 25m euros before
The clubs have not spoken again since then, but a deal will
have to be completed quickly because if Lyon are to sell Mariano then
they want to do it with enough time to sign a replacement.
One name on their radar is Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, a player who
was also linked with Sevilla.
Another Sevilla target in French football, Julian Draxler of Paris
Saint-Germain (PSG), now looks set to remain in Paris, according to
Thomas Tuchel, Manager of PSG is unlikely to call upon the
Germany international much this season, but the high price, due to the
loan fee and player’s salary, of over 10m euros has turned Sevilla off,
the Spanish MARCA newspaper reported.
Source: Oman News Agency