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Sevilla coach Unai Emery in talks over new deal with La Liga top-four hopefuls

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 14:  Head Coach Unai Emery of Sevilla celebrates with the Europa league trophy during the UEFA Europa League Final match between Sevilla
Image: Emery guided Sevilla to Europa League glory last season

Sevilla are planning to extend the contract of coveted coach Unai Emery, club president Jose Castro has confirmed.

The Spaniard, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, is attempting to lead Sevilla to a second-successive Europa League title while pushing for a top-four finish in La Liga.

AC Milan are reportedly keen to sign Emery this summer, but the Sevilla president believes the 43-year-old is settled where he is.

"Of course anything can happen in life but I don't see that in the horizon considering what he (Emery) tells me and how happy he is here," Castro told the Spanish press. "He is happy with our project.

"I speak to Emery every two days and he doesn't know anything about that [AC Milan interest] – those are just football rumours.

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"He is very happy with us and we are even talking to him to extend his contract. There is no hurry but we cannot rest on our laurels.

"Right now our focus is on the end of the season. We have 10 La Liga games left."

Emery joined the Spanish club in January 2013 and has led them to fifth-place finishes in the past two seasons - the position they currently occupy in the 2014/15 standings. They sit four points adrift of defending champions Atletico Madrid, who are fourth and hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.

The Andalusian side face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday looking for their fourth Primera Division win in succession, before travelling to Levante and then to leaders Barcelona in a big week for the club.

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