Nevertheless, a move from Sevilla in January looks very likely.
"He has travelled to London to visit his son with our permission".
Following an altercation with coach Eduardo Berizzo at half-time during Sevilla's UEFA Champions League game at home to Liverpool, N'Zonzi did not appear for the second half, as the bust-up went public shortly after the game.
Speaking to France Football, he said: "My future is clearly elsewhere than in Seville".
Now in London, the France international's presence in the capital led to claims he was using the trip to sort out his transfer, but N'Zonzi made it clear that wasn't the case.
The midfielder explained what happened at half-time of the 3-3 draw with Liverpool: "We were 3-0 down at half-time". N'Zonzi made his debut for the French national team at the start of November, and that may provide an incentive to resolve the situation.
Liverpool are expected to struggle to hold on to their defensive midfield Emre Can in January, and N'Zonzi could prove an ideal replacement should the German global chose to leave Anfield in search of a more lucrative pay packet. What does that mean?
N'Zonzi then bemoans the departure of legendary sporting director Monchi: "I'm not here to decide whether I'm going or not, but to play".
Arsenal and Liverpool are both believed to be interested in Sevilla star midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who is understood to be in London for talks over his future.