After the sale of 27-year-old winger Jesus Navas to Premier League runners-up Manchester City, Sevilla have rejected bid from West Ham for Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo.

Last night, Sevilla's president Jose Maria Del Nido announced that they have rejected a £14.5m bid from the London club for the 27-year-old striker.

"West Ham offered €17m with more in incentives but we do not value the offer and the player refused," he said.

Negredo scored 31 goals for Sevilla last season.

At a news conference, Del Nido added: "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."

Sam Allardyce is looking to sign a striker for the club with uncertain future of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Liverpool have accepted a £15m bid for the England striker, who spent last term on loan at Upton Park, but Carroll is in no rush to commit to the move, preferring to wait and see if any other clubs register an interest.


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