Sevilla interested in Real Madrid winger Lucas Vázquez
Unai Emery is eager to add a right-sided midfielder to his squad but Real are not keen on letting Vázquez leave. Gaël Kakuta is in limbo as a result.
Sevilla are still in the market for winter reinforcements with the window due to close on Monday and are particularly keen to add a right winger to the squad. The latest name to be mooted with a move to the Sánchez Pizjuán is Real Madrid’s Lucas Vázquez. Sevilla are thought to have made an approach to the Bernabéu board but were rebuffed despite the player not having featured at all under new coach Zidedine Zidane following a few impressive performances off the bench with former manager Rafa Benítez at the helm.
Sevilla have not given up hope of coming to an arrangement though and are keeping an eye on potential transfer developments at Real in the next few days that could lead to a change of opinion on the future of the 24-year-old.
Also hinging on any movements in the market over the weekend is the future of Gaël Kakuta. The former Chelsea winger joined Sevilla on a four-year deal at the start of the season but has been hampered by injuries and has made just four appearances for the club. Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune have offered Kakuta a salary increase to join the club and a fee of six million to Sevilla for the player’s transfer, which would represent a tidy profit for the Sánchez Pizjuán. However, if Sevilla are unable to sign a replacement for Kakuta it is unlikely he will be permitted to leave.