He did, however, rule out an immediate move to Arsenal. Talking to France Football, N’Zonzi said, “I’m indeed in London, but it’s got nothing to do with a transfer or football.”
“I’ve come to see my son who lives here,” he continued, before finishing, “and to spend some time with him.”
The news that nothing is yet agreed over his future opened the door for Everton to make their interest known. Manager Sam Allardyce previously managed N’Zonzi for three years at Blackburn Rovers when he moved to Ewood Park in 2009.
Reports from the Iberian peninsula suggest N’Zonzi has struggled to master the language to the point where both he and the club believe an early departure is in both their interests. The French international has been dropped from the squads for the past three games.
It’s understood that his contract has a release clause of £35million.