Kondogbia can go if Sevilla receive "big-money offer"

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A whole host of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, will have to make a "big-money offer" to land Sevilla star Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to the club's manager.

Sevilla boss Unai Emery insists he's desperate to keep the Frenchman at the club, despite the interest from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Premier League trio, as well Manchester City, have been linked with the talented midfielder - but Real Madrid and Monaco are also believed to be tracking his availability.

Still, Emery believes he has assurances from the club's president that only a massive offer will lead to Kondogbia leaving Sevilla this summer.

As reported by Sky Sports, Emery said: "We want to have continuity at Sevilla. I have spoken with the president [about Kondogbia] and only a big-money offer changes that idea."

Chelsea and Manchester United certainly have the financial firepower to test Sevilla's resolve, although it remains to be seen whether either will pull the trigger on a player with just 12 months of first-team La Liga action under his belt.

But Kondogbia was hugely impressive for the Seville-based club last season - his first in Spain following his move from Lens.

He reportedly has a £17.2m release clause in his contract, leaving Sevilla potentially powerless to stop him leaving if either Chelsea or Manchester United met that figure. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also under pressure to spend money after a disappointing opening day in the Premier League, and the Gunners could be tempted as competition for Mikel Arteta.

United in particular are believed to be in the market for a central midfielder, while Chelsea signed Marco Van Ginkel - the 2012 Dutch Talent of the Year - from Vitesse Arnhem.

Sevilla have struggled to keep their talented squad together this summer, losing Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas to Manchester City and defensive midfielder Gary Medel to Cardiff.

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