West Ham United have this evening had an offer rejected for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.
In an ambitious move by the Hammers, an offer of £14.5 million has been rejected by the La Liga side for the Spanish International, with the club under no pressure to sell any more of their stars after Manchester City agreed a deal yesterday for winger Jesus Navas.
In a press conference today, Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido stated regarding Negredo:
"He has four years left on his contract," "He is at home here. He has scored a lot of goals and delighted us with his football."
"The summer will tell us in due course if he will still be with us, but if you ask my opinion I'd rather there were no bids."
"West Ham offered €17 million (£14.5million) in cash with more in incentives but we do not value the offer and the player refused."
The 27-year-old striker, scored 31 goals in all competitions last season including a four goal haul on the last day of the season in a 4-3 victory over Valencia.
It appears any more for the player is dead in the water for the London club, although it is clear they are looking to spend heavily to push on in the Premier League next season, with the imminent arrival of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and reports of a new move for prolific Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony.