Liverpool unsettle star Iago Aspas has reportedly agree personal terms to join Sevilla this summer, but the clubs are still to reach an agreement.
Even though the 26-year-old scored 12 league goals in La Liga the season before he moved to Anfield he has struggled to replicate his form at Anfield – with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge the first choice attacking pair.
And after Liverpool recently secured the services of Rickie Lambert, Estadio Deportivo reports Aspas is likely to return to La Liga as he has already agreed personal terms to join Sevilla - even accepting a reduction to his £1.2m salary.
Nevertheless, when asked during a recent interview with IBTimes UK whether he would settle for another season on the bench, Aspas said: "Not really.
"Everything depends on what the club wants at the end of the season. Now we are just focused on the Premier League and we cannot be thinking about individual aspects."
However, the Spanish club are still to agree terms with the Merseyside side over securing his services and a source close to the negotiations have confirmed to IBTimes UK that negotiations are still ongoing.
Liverpool are understood to have recently turned down an approach from Sevilla – who asked them to send Aspas on loan for one season with the option of making it a permanent deal in the summer of 2015.
The Premier League giants paid Celta Vigo around £7m to sign the Spaniard only last summer and even though he has struggled for playing time under Brendan Rodgers they are not ready to part ways with him at any price – and are hoping recoup a significant fraction of the £7m they paid for his services last summer.
Meanwhile, IBTimes UK understands Aspas will not force an exit beause while he would like to return to Spain he will be also happy to stay at Anfield next season to play Champions League football.