Black Stars and Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku is a wanted man following his impressive spell for his side in the French Ligue 1.

Villareal have actively entered into the transfer saga for the Ghanaian center back although Sevilla is leading the race for the defender.

His club are bracing themselves for a tug of war with clubs for the signature of their center back but are resigned to losing him to the highest bidder.

Sevilla have been in  talks  with the French club but have only quoted 6 million Euros whiles the French side want close to 15 million Euros for their prized asset.

Meanwhile Villareal are also looking to steal a march on Sevilla by pricing away the Ghanaian defender as they fear losing Pau Torres.

Villareal are looking to bid  for 10 million euros for Djiku what Pau Torres likely to leave with a lot of interest from  England.

Strasbourg President Marc Keller confirmed that the Ghanaian defender could be allowed to leave when the right offer comes.

"I have spoken a lot about the Premier League with my compatriots André Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey. It is a spectacular league which gives you the opportunity to express yourself and it is often a very open game. It is one of the best championships in the world and obviously, it makes you want to play there one day.

"The stadiums, the intensity of the matches, the famous Boxing Day and then the passion of the fans in this country, it's just great. think I will feel very comfortable there," the Black Star player told Sky Sports.

The 27 year old has been a pillar at center back for the French Ligue 1 side.

His performance has not gone unnoticed as several clubs from France, Spain with Villareal and Sevilla keen and England are all keeping tabs on the defensive rock with the view to a summer move.

Djiku has a contract with Strasbourg until June 30, 2023 making any potential transfer very affordable.

The former Caen defender joined Strasbourg in 2019 and has gone on to be a mainstay in the team.

Alexander Djiku  played 30 matches this season in the French Ligue 1 for his side scoring once.