The news comes as Napoli step up their pursuit of the Sevilla boss.
West Ham United are in the hunt for a new manager this summer, after Sam Allardyce's departure from the club. One man who has been extensively linked, along with many others, is current Sevilla manager Unai Emery.
He recently guided Sevilla to a second successive Europa League triumph and is therefore in demand this summer. Napoli, whose boss Rafa Benitez just took over at Real Madrid, are believed to be one team keen on him.
Another was AC Milan. The Italian giants, whose dream appointment Carlo Ancelotti rejected them earlier this week, are now looking at Emery to try and revive the club's fortunes.
Or so we thought. Now it is being reported that West Ham will not have to worry about competition from the Rossoneri this summer.
That leaves West Ham, who according to The Telegraph would pay the £1 million compensation needed to pry him from Sevilla, and Napoli as the frontrunners in the hunt for Emery.