Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  

Alves interested in Chelsea

UEFA Cup titleholders Sevilla's left-sided Brazilian defender Daniel Alves on Wednesday demanded the Spanish club consider an offer from English Premiership side Chelsea.

"Out of respect for me, Sevilla have to behave correctly. During my four years with the club I have always behaved correctly. I want them to listen and weigh up the situation. My only consideration is to leave Sevilla on good terms," Alves told a press conference.

The 24-year-old has been targeted by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who is reported to have made a 20-million-euro offer for the player whose contract runs until 2012.

Sevilla however are demanding 30-million-euro to let him go.

"It's a unique and magnificent opportunity to progress and I don't want to let it pass me by," he added.

Alves joined Sevilla from Brazilian side Bahia, winning two UEFA Cups along the way.