Back in February during an interview with Marca, when asked if he would like to finish his career with Sevilla, winger Jesus Navas admitted: "It would be lovely to finish there, it's the club who gave me everything and it would be a nice way to finish my career."
Since then, speculation has been bubbling that Sevilla would welcome the player back from Manchester City, with arms wide open. As recently as April, local sports outlet Estadio Deportivo reported that such a move might even be possible this summer.
Clearly the Sevilla fans would be delighted to have Navas amongst their ranks once more, whilst the speculation has persisted over recent weeks, that their wish could become a reality.
However, following the presentation press conference for Steven N'Zonzi, freshly signed from Stoke City, any move for Navas this summer was definitively ruled out by the Spanish club.
In comments recorded by El Desmarque, vice-president Jose Maria del Nido Carrasco responded to questions about Navas and a potential bid, by stating: "We'd love to have him, but we've not made any offer, we're not interested right now, nor do we consider him as being available to come here."
Although Sevilla are playing in the Champions League, thanks to their second consecutive Europa League triumph, plus have very healthy finances, they simply wouldn't be able to offer the same level of salary Navas is currently earning.
There's absolutely no doubting that Navas remains a lifelong fan of Sevilla, which he'll always readily admit, but for now at least, it looks like his future will remain tied to Manchester City.