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Del Nido turns down Negredo offer

Created on Jan. 04, 2013 12:40 PM EST

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has rejected a bid for striker Alvaro Negredo, worth a reported 16 million euros.

The Spain international has reportedly been the subject of interest from England, but the club supremo said he has no reason to sell the player.

"We are not obliged to sell players," the 55-year-old told AS.

"(Our) concern regards those who engage in disinformation.

"We will not sell Negredo, (Ivan) Rakitic or (Jose Antonio) Reyes. We have had offers for seven players in the first team. The seven were rejected. We rejected 16m euros (for Negredo) but we will not publicise it.

"There is no need to sell... We have reached agreements with the treasury. Every six months we have reached agreement with the Agencia Tributaria (State Tax Administration Agency) to defer payments.

"We are among the five clubs with the least need for the tax deferral. The Agencia Tributaria told me that. We have already said that we do not have to sell in January or June."

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