The shortlist of possible midfield targets to replace Stephane M'Bia at Sevilla, appears to be growing longer every day, with Estadio Deportivo advancing information that another player based in England is being considered.
They claim to have information from sources close to Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer, suggesting that he wants to quit the London club "at all costs" following their relegation from the Premier League.
Sevilla held negotiations with the Dutchman last summer, but ultimately he moved from Norwich City to QPR instead for £8 million, with the Spanish club unable to match the salary on offer at Loftus Road.
Given that Fer apparently has no desire to play in the Championship, the door is now open to a possible approach from Sevilla, with Estadio Deportivo claiming the 25-year-old: "Is looking favourably towards a move to La Liga."
Fer is by no means the only option Sevilla sporting director Monchi is considering. The Europa League winners have already had a £3 million bid for Steven N'Zonzi rejected by Stoke City, but are expected to return with a second bid of double that amount.
In addition, there is also wide speculation in the Andaluz capital that Sevilla are also considering experienced 31-year-old Felipe Melo, who is currently at Turkish outfit Galatasaray, as an alternative option.
One thing for certain, is that Monchi always keeps his transfer market options open with Sevilla. In the end, he will likely move for the player who represents the best value for money, based on the defensive midfield requirements and criteria outlined by manager Unai Emery.
Sevilla are essentially looking for a direct replacement for M'Bia, who also left Loftus Road for the Sanchez-Pizjuan, with the key characteristics being a player who can offer a strong physical presence, whilst also providing the height needed to win midfield aerial duels.