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Sevilla close in on Banega replacement Oscar Rodriguez

Sevilla are close to signing midfielder Oscar Rodriguez from Real MadridMundo Deportivo reports.

Rodriguez, 22, is in high demand following two impressive seasons on loan at Leganes.

Villarreal had been reportedly close to signing him, while Getafe and Real Sociedad expressed an interest.

In recent days, AC Milan have also appeared as a possible suitor for the young Spaniard.

But Europa League winners Sevilla are now understood to be on the cusp of agreeing a deal with Madrid.

The clubs are still discussing the fee, with Sevilla wanting the €20m price-tag lowered and Madrid looking to insert a 50% sell-on clause.

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui and sporting director Monchi see Rodriguez as an ideal replacement for Ever Banega.

Banega is leaving the club for Al-Shabab, leaving a big hole in the Sevilla side that needs to be filled.

Rodriguez scored 13 goals and six assists in his 64 appearances while on loan at Leganes.

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