Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi travelled to London to visit his son while representatives including Everton make contacts with the Italian club over a January sale.
Everton have continually monitored his development as Sam Allardyce is looking for players that can help him in strengthening his side.
N’Zonzi also admitted that he is already prepared to leave Sevilla but he is disappointed on how he is leaving the club.
“My future is clearly elsewhere than in Seville. The only thing that disappoints me is the manner in which this is ending,” N’Zonzi said.
“I’m indeed in London, but it’s got nothing to do with a transfer or football. I’ve come to see my son who lives here and to spend some time with him. As you can see, it’s not a question of signing for Arsenal or anywhere else.”
Everton hope to strike a deal closer to £25 million although his buy out clause is £35.2 million.
Sevilla chairman Jose Castro, on the other hand, admitted the problem between N’Zonzi and coach Eduardo Berizzo. He also said that there are no offers yet to sign N’Zonzi and that he is currently is not playing for them.
“His situation is due to a technical issue with the coaches and as with all the technical issues, he can change it. He travelled to London to visit his son with our permission,” Castro said.
“There aren’t any offers to sign N’Zonzi. I can’t talk about clauses or prices if we don’t have an offer. We respect the decision of our coaches, he is training with teammates but currently he isn’t playing.”