Sevilla have rejected a bid from Chelsea for Daniel Alves, but his agent remains confident a deal will soon be struck.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirmed earlier today that he was trying to conclude a deal for the Brazilian, but Sevilla have confirmed that their valuation of the player has still not been met.
A statement posted on the official Sevilla website read: “Sevilla would like to clarify, in relation to the news in various media stories relating to negotiations between this club and Chelsea of England for the transfer of the player to the London club, that Sevilla has considered the offer made by Chelsea to acquire the player as way below the level expected by the club.
“This being the case, Daniel remains a player of Sevilla FC.”
However, Alves’ representative Geronimo Suarez believes it is only a matter of time before the transfer goes through.
“We are expecting a solution between the clubs and are confident they are going to reach a deal,” Suarez told Sky Sports News.
“Sevilla have good reasons to maintain a hard position for the player because he is a star for them and they want him to stay there.
“Of course Chelsea want him, so both clubs at this moment need more time.
“It is not in my hands, it is in the hands of the directors of Chelsea and Sevilla, but we can hope the solution will arrive as soon as possible.
“He (Alves) is determined to go there. He wants to close the deal as soon as possible,” he added.
Sources in Spain have now suggested that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is refusing to meet Sevilla’s asking price of €32million – instead offering €25million.