Sevilla President Confirms Talks With Arsenal Linked Monchi

Monchi Arsenal

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The Gunners are facing the possibility of losing out to Sevilla, though, with the Spanish outfit keen to bring the 50-year-old back to the club.

Sevilla have opened talks to appoint Monchi as sporting director, despite reported interest from Arsenal.

Sevilla president Jose Castro has revealed that his club have held "very positive" talks with Monchi over a return to the Estadio Ramon, in what is a huge blow to Arsenal.

Monchi worked as the director of football at Sevilla for 17 years until 2017 and was in that role when Emery coached the team to three consecutive Europa League titles.

"Sevilla now need a sports director and we have looked for the best", Castro told reporters.

"Our conversations have gone well with him, the conversations have been very receptive". He also sold the former youth players Sergio Ramos, José Antonio Reyes and Jesús Navas for nearly €75m.

Monchi left Roma last week amid a restructure at the Italian club, following their disappointing exit to Porto in the Champions League.

Monchi has also been heavily linked to Arsenal following the departure of Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment earlier this year, and a move to the Emirates would see him reunited with former Sevilla boss Unai Emery.