On Wednesday, Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has fully opened the door to a move to The Premier League by admitting that he would like to leave his La Liga side Sevilla, and move to England.
Negredo had been pursued by Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea but it seemed that all three clubs had been put off by his clubs £18 million asking price. It would seem after the latest developments that a potential deal could now be back on, with Sevilla aware of the players intentions to leave and could be willing to lower their asking price in order to cash in, taking into consideration there own current financial difficulties.
The 27-year-old typical number 9 admitted previously that The Premier League appeals to him and he felt that the style of football would suit his own style, he went on to say "There comes a time when a cycle comes to an end and I don't know whether my time will be sooner or later, but I wouldn't mind playing abroad". This being his strongest hint that he will be leaving yet.
The tall forward went on to say that he has spoken to his Spanish International counterparts such as Chelsea's Juan Mata and Fernando Torres regarding their lives in England and they both told him that they very much enjoy it.
Chelsea are actually one of the sides strongly linked with a move for Negredo, having already signed Newcastle's Demba Ba for £7.5 million, it is thought that they want extra cover and different options in that position and would still be keen to bring in the big Spaniard in as well.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are actively seeking to bring in another striker, in order to help there own Champions League qualification campaign this season, and Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas see's the big presence of Negredo as a good option.
Arsenal are in the same boat and would also like to bring him there at the right price, but once put off by the high fee, it may well be the case that manager Arsene Wenger is prepared to join the bidding war this time around for a highly rated striker.