Sevilla flatly reject £6 million West Brom bid for Vicente Iborra

The Spanish midfielder won't be leaving Sevilla, unless West Brom make an impossible offer matching his release clause valuation.

After West Bromich Albion reportedly made a firm bid for midfielder Vicente Iborra, the response from Sevilla has been swift and blunt to say the least, according to local media outlet El Desmarque.

On Tuesday the Mirror claimed the Baggies had placed a £6 million offer on the table for the 27-year-old, keen to strengthen their ranks with the defensive midfielder. Likewise, the Birmingham Mail additionally suggested the Premier League club have "held talks" with the Spanish outfit.

The response from Sevilla? Far from positive as far as West Brom are concerned, with the reply from the offices at the Sanchez-Pizjuan making their stance very clear. Iborra is not for sale and no offers less than his €40 million contracted release clause, will be entertained. In short, a firm rejection from the Europa League winners.

This would appear to follow the recent declarations by Sevilla and sporting director Monchi, that they have no further need to make sales, and won't be considering any approaches for their players, with Iborra remaining a key figure for manager Unai Emery. As such, West Brom must turn their attentions elsewhere.

Much of the speculation regarding the future of Iborra, seemed to surround the fact he hasn't travelled with the rest of the squad to Germany, where the Sevilla team are currently continuing their pre-season preparations.

The official explanation from Sevilla and their medical services department, is that Iborra is undergoing recovery work, having suffered a calf injury which needs to be monitored carefully.

Likewise, new signings Gael Kakuta (thigh muscle) and Sergio Escudero (knee ligament), haven't travelled to Germany for the same reasons. They have also remained at home alongside long-term injury absentees, Cristoforo and Nico Pareja.

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