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Sky Sports journalist offer updates on €40m-rated tipped to replace Santi Cazorla

Arsenal have been linked with an interest in Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, but Sky Sports transfer expert Guillem Balague has dismissed talk of a possible transfer.

N'Zonzi hasn't played in Sevilla's last three La Liga fixtures as well as a Champions League outing against Mariobo, amid reports suggesting that the 28-year-old's deemed surplus to requirement with coach Eduardo Berizzo.

That seems to be the case according to Spanish football expert and Sky Sports journalist Balague, who has also dealth a major blow to us as we were hoping that for once, Arsene Wenger would move in for a combative and tenacious midfielder since the injury that has ruled Santi Cazorla out of the team.

“Sevilla want to sell him, he’s got a buy-out clause of €40m and they will accept between €30m and €35m,” he noted in his weekly Sky Sports Q&A.

“However, I understand Arsenal are not interested as they feel it would add to what they already have. At this moment in time, Sevilla have no received an offer for him.”

In truth, the Sky Sports journalist insights does make sense. Although there's no argument that the France international would be an upgrade on the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, unless the pair are sold out of the club first, does it make sense to sign N'Zonzi also?

I believe it seemingly still does, but to have so many in a particular position wouldn't be smart move from Wenger, and so perhaps if N'Zonzi is still available in the summer, coupled with some changes to the current team, a move to the Emirates could happen at the end of the season.

For January transfer though, the Sky Sports pundit doesn't seem that's likely going to happen, with the likelihood that N’Zonzi won’t arrive in north London.

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