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Sevilla shun Negredo bid

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has confirmed that club have turned down a €17million bid for star striker Alvaro Negredo.

The Spain international has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months with Chelsea, Tottenham, Sunderland and Juventus all reported to be interested.

Now Sevilla have insisted that they are in no hurry to sell Negredo and they don't need the money, and this is underlined by the rejection of the bid.

"The club does not need to sell any player, not now or in June," said del Nido.

"Alvaro Negredo will not leave the club unless a spectacular proposition arrives.

"In the last few weeks we have rejected an offer of €17million from a club at the top European level."