Since the start of this week, we’ve covered several reports from Spain talking about Villarreal’s interest in Vicente Iborra.

There has been a new development in the chase for the Leicester City midfielder, if claims from El Desmarque are to be believed.

So far this season, he has made only three starts and the playing time has been irregular since he moved to the King Power Stadium in 2017. For this reason, the 30-year-old now wants to leave the Foxes and return to Spain, but Sevilla is his ‘first choice’ destination.

The Spaniard’s former club and the Yellow Submarine will fight it out for him, but the latter have an advantage as their manager Luis Garcia has coached the defensive midfielder when the two were at Levante and it is under his guidance that Iborra became a key player.

Villarreal are looking to sign the player on a loan deal with a view to buy, but the report mentions his exit from Leicester will not be easy.

Having paid €15m to Sevilla for Iborra’s signature, the Premier League outfit are looking for a similar fee to part ways with him and this could be an obstacle for the two clubs in securing the services of the Monacada-born midfielder.