Sevilla concerned by release clause as Chelsea line up transfer

Chelsea are pondering a summer move for Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia, according to a report in Spain.

Estadio Deportivo report that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the 26-year-old after a transfer to China was blocked last month.

The Spanish source claim Dalian Yifang tried to sign the midfielder in January with a mind-boggling €39million offer, but Sevilla were not willing to sell him.

Sarabia, who has hits 17 goals this season and nine assists, is believed to have an €18m release clause in his deal, which makes the offer from China look way too high.

The player’s clause does rise to €22m for the final two weeks of a transfer market, and with just 18 months left on his contract in Andalusia, Sevilla are worried.

The same source have previously reported there is “panic” in Seville over the Madrid-born player’s buyout clause.

Chelsea apparently considering paying the player’s release clause during the January window and were ready to offer €4m-a-year in wages, with the player looking for €5m, according to Sport Witness.

If Sevilla and the player’s representatives can’t agree on a new deal this summer, they may well give the green light to cash in on the player, who was a regular for Spain’s Under-21s.

Sarabia started his career with Real Madrid and made a Copa del Rey appearance before joining Getafe in 2011.

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