Speaking with AS, Monchi admits negotiations are now at an advanced stage.
He revealed: "It is not closed but it is what is closest. If everything goes by the normal channel and nothing is twisted I will be in Rome, but I never see it closed until everything I see is signed.
"Marcelo came on a plane to sign for Sevilla and got off in Madrid. That's why I do not want the bells to fly until everything is tied up."