Sources: Club in pole position to sign Ben Brereton Diaz in January after offers from Leeds and Everton


Sevilla lead Everton, Leeds and Fulham in the race to sign Blackburn Rovers star Ben Brereton Diaz in January, sources told Football Insider.

The Premier League trio have all failed with moves to sign the 23-year-old striker this summer.

Blackburn are now ready to listen to offers for Diaz in January rather than risk allowing him to leave for free next summer.

Sevilla are in pole position to sign him with new boss Jorge Sampaoli planning to place him at the heart of a rebuilding job in the winter transfer window.

The former Chile boss is believed to have had good reviews of Brereton Diaz from the national team squad members.

Everton and Fulham submitted offers for Diaz at the end of the window but Blackburn Rovers rejected them.

Football Insider revealed (September 3) that Leeds also plan to explore a deal for the Chile international in January

Diaz is out of contract at Blackburn next summer and is free to open talks in January over a pre-contract deal with overseas clubs.

He is believed to be open to the possibility of moving abroad and playing in Spain.

Diaz has made it clear he will not sign a new contract with Blackburn after rebuffing their multiple attempts to extend his contract beyond the summer of 2023.

Everton and Leeds will continue to keep tabs on the player, who has played on the left side of Rovers’ attack and at centre-forward this season.

He has made a big impact again this season with 8 goals in 16 league appearances following his tally of 22 goals last term.

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