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Sevilla confirm interest in Barcelona’s Munir

The forward ‘is an option’ for Pablo Machin’s side

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Sevilla director of football Joaquin Caparros has confirmed his club are interested in signing Munir from Barcelona.

Munir’s agent, Francisco Valdivieso, has said the forward has been told he won’t play for the champions until he signs a new contract which expires in the summer.

It looks certain that Munir will depart Barcelona, and Caparros says his club have been interested in the 23-year-old for some time.

“[Munir] is an option,” he said. “He is a young footballer who fits into the profile we want. We have to try to look for these profiles and he is an option.

”His contract ends in June and it seems that he has told Barca he will not renew it, but I do not know [about a January move].

”Munir is a player we have been following for several years. Now, I would say a deal is not done. But if it were done, I would not say so on television either.”

Source | FourFourTwo

Munir’s agent has also claimed interest from “many teams” and Barcelona may prefer to sell in January rather than losing him on a free transfer in the summer.

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