Despite a sharp decline in form in recent months, Sevilla would still like to sign Samir Nasri permanently – but only for less than what Manchester City are demanding.
City attached a £16 million (€19 million) option to buy to Nasri’s loan deal when he joined the La Liga side last summer, an amount that would be a record outlay for Sevilla were they to pay it.
The Andalusian outfit don’t appear willing to pay that much now, and according to Estadio Deportivo are struggling in an attempt to get City to lower their demands. They know that Samir would love to stay at the club and don’t want to close the door on a deal completely, but optimism is fading.
Nasri has two years remaining on his City contract and still doesn’t know where he will be playing next season. It won’t be Manchester City, who intend to sell the 29-year-old playmaker this summer rather than sanction a second loan move.
Because of Nasri’s huge salary, City may struggle to find a buyer at the current price, which could force them to lower their demands and potentially open the door for him to stay at Sevilla. For now, though, his future appears to lie away from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
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