Tiemoue Bakayoko has already been pushed down the Chelsea pecking order by the arrival of Jorginho and Sevilla are hoping to pick up the midfielder as a result of the Premier League side’s wheeling and dealing.
The move is nonetheless somewhat less simple than it may initially seem, as the Blues’ reported desire to sign Aaron Ramsey makes for the second point of a transfer triangle.
Daily Mail believe Chelsea have offered over 30 million euros to sign the Welshman with his Arsenal contract expiring at the end of the season.
While Unai Emery hopes to keep hold of Ramsey, the coach’s interest in Steven N’Zonzi could facilitate a deal and complete the triangle.
Should Sevilla’s 40m euro demands for the Frenchman be met, Arsenal may decide to let Ramsey move on to Chelsea, thus pushing Bakayoko out of the exit door and into Andalusian hands.
Such a tricky scenario will be tough to navigate and Los Nervionenses will remember how a similar play saw them miss out on Michy Batshuayi last season.
With the Belgian content to move to Sevilla, the deal was knocked off course by the carousel movement of Olivier Giroud to Chelsea, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal