Two Spanish teams chase Lemina

Valencia and Sevilla have both been linked to Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, with the latter possibly signing him as a makeweight in a Steven N’Zonzi deal.

The former Olympique Marseille midfielder joined Juve two years ago but has only started 15 Serie A matches in two years and is reportedly keen on more first-team football.

Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.com both say Valencia are favourites for the Gabonese international while Tuttosport claim Sevilla’s interest, alongside N’Zonzi’s situation, make them the favoured destination.

Former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder N’Zonzi has a €40m release clause at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan and despite initially Juve hopes of negotiating down this clause, the Andalucians are sticking to their guns.

The Italian champions have ruled out allowing defender Daniele Rugani leaving the club despite reports Eduardo Berizzo’s side wanted to sign him this summer.