Report: Sevilla edge closer to Praet deal ahead of Southampton

Anderlecht's Dennis Praet during the press conference

The likes of Liverpool, Everton and West Ham had also been linked with the Belgian youngster.

Anderlecht's Dennis Praet during the press conferenceAnderlecht's Dennis Praet during the press conference

Southampton and Liverpool look set to miss out on Denis Praet as Sevilla edge closer to a move, reports Estadio Deportivo.

The Belgian midfielder has been garnering attention from several sides in the Premier League, with a number of impressive performances for Anderlecht this past season.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

Southampton were thought to be keen, while the likes of Liverpool, Everton, Leicester City and West Ham have also been credited with an interest in the past months.

There has also been interest from La Liga, especially Europa League champions Sevilla, who were thought to have already made contact about a move.

Sevilla manager Unai Emery before the matchSevilla manager Unai Emery before the match

And it now seems that they will beat their rivals to his signature, with Estadio Deportivo reporting that negotiations are currently in their final stages over a move.

At this moment in time the two sides are apart in the asking price for Praet, but that is likely to be resolved given it is a gap of around €3million at present. 

It will come as no surprise to find Praet moving to Sevilla, given they can offer Champions League football and have an excellent record of developing young talent in recent years.

Olympiacos' Arthur Masuaku and Anderlecht's Dennis Praet in actionOlympiacos' Arthur Masuaku and Anderlecht's Dennis Praet in action

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