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Alberto Moreno and Ivan Rakitic are players courted by several clubs in Europe, but the president of FC Sevilla, Jose Castro, said they will not give up easily on top players.

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Sevilla had a very good 2013/2014 season, managing to finish fifth in La Liga and win the Europa League. To these performances have contributed some important players like Alberto Moreno and Ivan Rakitic, that now are courted by big clubs across Europe.

Liverpool is one of the clubs that want Alberto Moreno, but Jose Castro noted that there was no concrete offer until now.

“It’s true that there’s interest from Liverpool and we’re waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn’t,” Castro said.

“What I’m clear about is that we’ll not force anyone to stay at Sevilla. Whoever wants to leave can do so, but we’ll be the ones setting the prices.

“This club is experiencing a time of economic stability and we don’t need to sell.

“We’re going to be firm about this and we’ll only consider selling outside the market, which gives us the opportunity to make our team competitive.”

Regarding Rakitic, player wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico, Castro said he was offered a new contract, which the Croatian player still has not signed.

“The contract renewal offer to Rakitic is really important to us, as a part of our budget for the next season. We want Rakitic to stay so that the team remains powerful, we really want him to stay,” he continued.

“Rakitic still has a year left on his contract and we’ll have to analyse what comes. The truth of the matter is that many months have gone by, since we reached an agreement with him and he’s still not signed. We’re frustrated about that and I am particularly.”