Emery reveals Negredo could be leaving the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
Manchester City target Alvaro Negredo could well be leaving Sevilla this summer after manager Unai Emery admits the striker could be sold.
City have been strongly linked with Negredo due to the Manchester club’s desperation for attackers, following the sale of Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez in the last six months.
With just Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko as first team forwards, the Citizens have turned their attention to cash-strapped Sevilla – from whom the club have already signed Jesus Navas.
Now Emery has revealed that Negredo’s time at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium may well be at an end.
“We know he’s a very important player for us and he could either help us this year or leave us some cash with a possible transfer,” the manager was quoted in AS.
“We are talking with a few teams and we are trying to do what’s best for every party involved.”
This is the clearest sign yet that new City boss Manuel Pellegrini can make a swoop for the 27-year-old who scored 25 La Liga goals last season.
In fact in 209 top flight Spanish league matches with both Sevilla and previous side Almeria, Negredo has netted 101 times and also has six international goals in 14 caps for Spain.
Relations between the Citizens and the striker’s club are likely to be good following the smooth transfer of Navas earlier in the summer and therefore makes further deals more likely to be completed.
Negredo would bolster City’s attack as they prepare to regain the Premier League crown that they lost to rivals Manchester United last term.