Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has stated that no club has submitted a bid for their prized striker Alvaro Negredo.
The one-time West Ham target has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, following the departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus earlier this month.
This has left new City manager Manuel Pellegrini with a shortage of first-team strikers, with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko the only strikers with any recognisable first-team experience.
Pellegrini has the likes of Alex Nimely and Luca Scapuzzi available to come through the Manchester City academy, but these youngsters will not be considered as the final product just yet. Because of this, Pellegrini has been strongly linked with Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, who could fit the bill as a striker that Manchester City would consider.
Negredo was in fine form for Sevilla last season, making 44 appearances, scoring 31 goals as his team finished ninth in La Liga last season. But despite this successful season, Negredo has admitted that he would like to leave the club this summer as he would like to play in the Champions League next season.
But Del Nido has reiterated his claim that no team, including City, have submitted a bid for the 27-year old striker.
"There hasn't been any change with respect to Negredo's situation," Del Nido told reporters at the unveiling of new signing Nico Pareja. "There hasn't been any communication between the English club and the Spanish club, and Negredo is training with his team-mates and has three more years on his contract. There hasn't been any offer from Manchester City."
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