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Sevilla reject offer to sign Nikola Kalinic

Sevilla reject offer to sign Nikola Kalinic

Sevilla have rejected the chance to sign Atletico Madrid striker Nikola Kalinic, according to a report in Marca.

The Wanda Metropolitano club are attempting to meet their capped wage limit which is set at €293m per annum, and sales are now being considered by club officials with Nikola Kalinic and Gelson Martins linked to exits.

Kalinic, who arrived from AC Milan last summer – has started just five league games, scoring twice, whilst Martins, has featured from the start just once after arriving from Sporting Lisbon.

Both are now being made available for sale, according to various reports across Spain and it seems a loan deal for Alvaro Morata is also being contemplating.

Atleti are now said to be the front runners to make that move happen, indicating a need to sign a striker in January.

The Wanda Metropolitano side have relied heavily on Antoine Griezmann of late, seeing the Frenchman score their last six goals in all competitions.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus man has found playing time hard to come by at Chelsea this season and a loan deal away from England has been mentioned this month.

Sevilla, who were keen have now pulled the plug on their pursuit of Morata after sealing a deal for Munir El Haddadi from Barcelona.

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And, they have rejected the chance to sign Kalinic, who was offered on Tuesday to the Andalusian club.