Sevilla president José Castro has today confirmed that contacts have begun for the club to bring back Manchester City winger Jesus Navas in the summer.
Speaking at the presentation of Oscar Arias as the new sporting director – he is replacing Monchi, who has joined Roma – Castro said that there are “some contacts” and that they hope to advance talks soon to bring back the 31-year-old.
In the past week or two, Navas’ return to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán hasn’t seemed as clear-cut as before, with doubts over whether he’d be a starter in Jorge Sampaoli’s side, plus strong interest from Roma, with Monchi said to have offered him a superior financial package to what Sevilla can pay.
However, Navas’ heart has always been on a return home after his spell in the Premier League, and it now looks like things are in motion after a period of doubt.
Manchester City will receive no transfer fee for Navas because his contract expires on June 30, and he is expected to be one of numerous departures this summer as Pep Guardiola attempts to overhaul his underachieving squad.
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