The agent of Real Betis playmaker Benat Etxebarria has admitted that his client could make a move to Italy this summer.
The midfielder had been in talks with the Spanish club over a new deal from the close of the summer transfer window, when bids from Wolfsburg and Athletic Bilbao were turned down.
However, with the 26-year-old due to enter his final 12 months this coming June, his representative has now confirmed that the stalled negotiations are over, and a switch to Serie A is possible.
“We are not speaking about a renewal with Betis. Benat’s future is probably far from Seville,” Jose Vicente Biurrun told TuttoMercatoWeb this week.
“We are not going to wait out the contract, but look for a club at the top level where Benat can play with continuity and show his football to the world.
“The call for the World Cup is a dream. It is why we are looking for a big club. In Italy, Juventus, Milan and Inter are good destinations.
“Although, right now, there has been no contact, they are very strong European clubs and we are open to consider any offer.”