Sevilla warn Blues over Alves
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sevilla have warned Chelsea they want ?30million for Daniel Alves.Sevilla have said that talks with Chelsea about Daniel Alves could begin if the Blues made an opening bid of ?30million (£20.2million), while Lyon's hopes of snatching Jesus Navas have been dashed.
The Andalucian club are ready to play tough in order to hang on to their prize assets and have set the bar high for the Blues, according to AS.
Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Alves, but will have to increase an opening bid of ?25million (£16.8million) to even make the Sevilla president, Jose Maria del Nido listen.
"If we receive a bid of ?30m then we could start to talk," he said.
While Alves is still a big part of the club's plans, Sevilla believe that he could be sacrificed if Chelsea were ready to pay such a huge sum.
In recent seasons, the current Uefa Cup holders have sold Julio Baptista, Jose Antonio Reyes and Sergio Ramos and have continued to thrive.
One player that will certainly not be leaving the club this summer though is Jesus Navas after he agreed to put pen-to-paper on an improved contract.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been the subject of interest from Lyon, but Sevilla have now moved to block any offers.
Navas has signed a new three-year deal, with the option of a further two seasons, while his buy-out clause of ?60m remains the same.
Renato Antonio Puerta and Julien Escude have also inked new deals as the club look to continue building on the success they enjoyed last term.
One other piece of good news for the Navas family is the return of Jesus' brother Marco to the club after spending two years out on loan.
Despite not impressing during stints at Poli Ejido and Xerez, Marco is highly-rated by the Sevilla coaching staff who believe that he has similar abilities to Jesus.
Rather than being drafted straight into Juande Ramos' squad though, he will spend next season in the club's B team, Sevilla Atletico.