Ex-Arsenal star Reyes could be set for summer exit from Sevilla

Sevilla Football Club

Sevilla's president recently admitted that they're not in contract renewal negotiations with former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes.

Sevilla president Jose Castro recently revealed that the club is not in contract renegotiation with former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes, whose contract with the Andalusian side expires this June.

In an interview with the club's website, Castro stated that apart from their initial conversations, there have been no further talks in regards to Reyes' contract and that the subject has been left open-ended for some time.

"With Reyes, were still having conversations and hope to re-initiate contact.  There's nothing concrete and we're not any closer or further.  We haven't continued the conversations we initially began."

The 31-year-old was expected to see out his career at his boyhood club after stops at Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, but the midfielder was feeling the allure of foreign money Castro confirmed last month, with offers believed to be from Qatar and MLS tempting him to leave Andalusia once again.

Reyes was tempted by an offer last winter from Qatar, but turned it down to remain with the Europa League champions, but could be favouring the speed of MLS with David Villa thriving just two weeks into the regular season.

Reyes signed the contract for his second spell at Sevilla in August 2012 and has spent the past three years as a consistent starter under manager Unai Emery.

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