Sevilla told €9m not enough to re-sign Banega

Sevilla are in talks to re-sign Ever Banega from Inter but have been told not to expect a cut-price deal.

Banega departed Sevilla for San Siro on a free transfer in 2016 and made 28 league appearances, as Inter finished a disappointing seventh in Serie A.   -  Getty Images

Inter's sporting director, Walter Sabatini, has warned Sevilla that €9million will not be enough to re-sign Ever Banega.

The Argentina midfielder departed Sevilla for San Siro on a free transfer in 2016 and made 28 league appearances, as Inter finished a disappointing seventh in Serie A.

It was reported this week that Sevilla are keen on re-signing the attacking midfielder, who won the Europa League twice while playing under the stewardship of Unai Emery - who is now boss at Paris Saint-Germain.

Sabatini confirmed that the two teams are in discussions, but says a reported fee of €9m will have to be upped for a deal to be agreed.

"It is true that we are talking with Sevilla," he said. "There are, officially, contacts between Inter and Sevilla."

"We're working [on an agreement] but you have to be patient. Nothing can be assured right now. €9million? It honestly seems too small to me."

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