Sevilla has made it clear that their young French star Geoffrey Kondogbia is not for sale, as he continues to attract interest from across Europe.
The 20-year-old Under-20 World Cup winner is reported to be attracting interest from Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United.
President of the Seville club, Jose Maria del Nido, has stated that if any club is interested they won't do business with them.
He made it clear that the Frenchman is not on the market as he looks to keep hold of his star midfielder.
“Kondogbia is not on the market,” he told reporters at the unveiling of new signing Sebastian Cristoforo. “But whoever wants him has to pay his €20m clause.
“But please: any team that tries to sign him – don’t. We will consider it an attack.
“I’ve already reached an agreement with [third-party owner] Doyen and Kondogbia will not be leaving this summer.”
Kondogbia had a successful summer where he helped the French team win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
He had some amazing displays and there is no surprise that he is attracting attention from some of the best teams in Europe.
Sevilla has already lost Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo to Manchester City and so they would like to keep one of the stars at the club.
The €20m clause is not a problem for most of the clubs interested in his services so Sevilla may struggle to hold onto him should a concrete offer come in.
Manchester United may be tempted to pursue the 20-year-old as they look to strengthen their midfield.
Sevilla is not in this season's Champions League and that could be enough for Kondogbia to leave and go to a club that offers UCL football.
He will also be looking to play regularly to increase his chances of making it to Brazil with France should Les Blues qualify for next year's World Cup.
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