The Argentine, who has also been linked to Manchester United, will reportedly undergo a medical with the Nerazzurri this week after agreeing personal terms ahead of a switch this summer, but the deal has been made complicated due to a clause in the player’s current contract, which stipulates an automatic extension if he plays 30 games this season.

Sevilla's Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega (R) celebrates a goal with teammate Sevilla's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak (L)

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Nonetheless, Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Ever Banega is a very good and experienced player.

“He has a strong personality and will soon become a free agent, but for now he belongs to Sevilla.

“Do I like Banega? Yes.”

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