Stoke reject N’Zonzi bid.
It has been reported that Stoke City have rejected a £3m bid from Spanish side Sevilla for midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.
The Frenchman only has 12 months left on his current contract with the Potters and is apparently looking for a move this summer but the offer from the Europa League champions is considered ‘derisory’ by the Premier League side.
Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes is still hopeful that he can persuade the midfielder to stay at the Britannia Stadium.
He said: "In terms of Steven, and other members of the squad, we are talking and are in constant touch with the representatives and the players themselves.
"Steven's a great footballer, and obviously player-of-the-year, and we would dearly love to keep him but we will see. We don't want to be losing players of quality like Steven, but that's not always in our hands."
N’Zonzi has been one of the most underrated midfielders this campaign but hasn’t gone unnoticed to the eyes of the fans winning the club’s player-of-the-year award.
The 26-year-old began his career at Amiens SC in France before making the move to England with Blackburn Rovers in 2009 for £500,000 before moving to Stoke three years later in a £3m deal.