Real Zaragoza are keen to open negotiations about a possible loan move for Arouna Kone but will have to ask Sevilla for help to pay his wages, according to a report in El Correo de Andalucia.
Los Manos are looking for a new striker after Ikechukwu Uche suffered ligament damage in their game against the Andalucian outfit in the Sanchez Pizjuan last weekend.
Having been told that they will be without the Nigerian forward for around five months, Zaragoza have targeted Kone as the perfect replacement.
Sevilla have three forwards ahead of the former PSV star, having added Alvaro Negredo to compete with Frederic Kanoute and Luis Fabiano in the summer.
Kone has slipped down the pecking order and would jump at the chance to move to a club where he would be able to play regularly and earn a place in the Ivory Coast World Cup squad.
The drawback to Zaragoza's plan is the player's wages, as they cannot afford to cover his €1.5 million-per-year salary and will ask Sevilla for help to cover a portion of that.
Lucas Brown, Goal.com