Sevilla reject Alves bid
Jose Maria del Nido has confirmed that Sevilla have rejected a €25million bid for Daniel Alves.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 21/05/08 10:12am
Jose Maria del Nido has confirmed that Sevilla have rejected a €25million (£20million) bid for Daniel Alves and stated that he would only be allowed to leave if an acceptable offer was received.
The Andalucian club's president was adamant that once again the highly-rated Brazilian would not be sold on the cheap, only a year after rejecting €36million from Chelsea.
Barcelona are believed to be in the driving seat, but Manchester United and Juventus are also monitoring the situation, but Del Nido has stated that he will not open up a bidding contest.
"It is the same storm that happens ever summer. I have already said clearly what our position is. We are not going auction him. Nor am I going to state an asking price," Del Nido told reporters.
Interest"We have already had interest from Spanish, Italian and English clubs and we have rejected an offer of €25m. He will only leave if we receive an offer that compares to what we believe he is worth."
Barcelona are considering buying Fernando Navarro back from Mallorca in order to offer him to Sevilla as a sweetener after Del Nido admitted that he is a player that they are interested in last week.
"If a team offers us a player as part of things that the technical secretary and his staff are interested in then of course we would accept that," he said.
FuturesThe futures of midfielder Seydou Keita and Christian Poulsen are not in Sevilla's hands, Del Nido then explained, because both players have buy-out clauses in their contracts.
"If anybody wants to sign them then they will have to meet those amounts," the president said. "Negotiating a higher amont for us is impossible. When (Keita) joined a €14m buy-out clause seemed a lot because we paid only €4m."