"Chelsea's offer undervalues Alves"
16 August 2007, SEVILLE (AP) - Spanish football team Seville rejected an offer by Chelsea for Daniel Alves on Thursday, saying it fell far below its valuation of the Brazilian defender.
16 August 2007
SEVILLE (AP) - Spanish football team Seville rejected an offer by Chelsea for Daniel Alves on Thursday, saying it fell far below its valuation of the Brazilian defender.
"Seville would like to make clear ... that they have rejected Chelsea's offer because it is a very long way from the value put on the player by the club," Seville said in a statement.
Spanish media reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had reduced his offer for Alves to about EUR 25 million after agreeing on Tuesday to pay EUR 33 million.
Seville's president Jose Del Nido, who stated he had already turned down two offers for the defender, values Alves at EUR 36 million.
Alves has said he wants to move to Stamford Bridge. Coach Juande Ramos omitted him from Sevilla's 2-0 win over AEK Athens in Champions League qualifying on Wednesday, leaving him eligible to play in the tournament with another team.
The 24-year-old right back joined Seville in 2002 from Brazilian club Bahia for EUR 1 million, and has scored 11 goals in 160 league games since.
He was a key member of a Seville team that won back-to-back UEFA Cups, the European Supercup and the Copa Del Rey over the past two seasons.
(Copyright AP with Expatica 2007)
Subject: Spanish news