Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi has told France Football that he is not in London for talks over a transfer, but simply to see his son.
N'Zonzi, 29, was a Premier League regular with the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, making almost 200 top flight appearances during his time in England.
In 2015, N'Zonzi's form for Stoke City handed him a move to Sevilla, and he has starred for the Spaniards, making more than 100 appearances for the Andalusian side whilst winning the 2016 Europa League title.
The Frenchman has earned a reputation as a powerful midfielder who can play box-to-box or as an anchor man, and he now appears to be heading for another transfer.
The Daily Mail recently reported that new Everton manager Sam Allardyce wants to reunite with N'Zonzi in a £25million move, having worked together at Blackburn.
Allardyce, as reported by Sky Sports, even wanted to explore calling up N'Zonzi for the England national team in 2016, and it's clear that Allardyce is a huge fan of the Sevilla star.
Earlier today, it was reported that N'Zonzi was in London, with many believing that he was in England for talks over a potential January move to either Arsenal or Everton – but N'Zonzi has now told France Football that he was simply seeing his son and not negotiating a transfer.
However, N'Zonzi did add that he is leaving Sevilla soon, with his future clearly lying elsewhere – but he is disappointed with how his time with the club will end having been frozen out by manager Eduardo Berizzo.
“I'm in London, but it has nothing to do with a transfer, or even football,” said N'Zonzi. “I came to see my son who lives there and enjoy it to spend time with him. You see, there is no question of a signature at Arsenal or elsewhere!”
“My future is clearly elsewhere than in Sevilla. The only thing that disappoints me is the way it is ending,” he added.