Manchester City have suffered a setback in their quest to sign Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo, after the striker claimed he was happy to stay at the La Liga club.

It was thought that the 27-year-old would be free to leave following the club's signature of Carlos Bacca from Club Brugge, with Manuel Pellegrini's side and Tottenham Hotspur thought to be interested.
But the forward, who was the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga last season with 25 goals, said he is happy on a personal level in Seville, though he admitted that he is facing a dilemma on a professional level.

'Right now I'm at Sevilla and I like it very much. If I stay then that will be fine, but if I leave then it will be because it benefits both the club and myself,' he said.
'I'm happy on a personal level but collectively we have not achieved the goals we wanted.


'Now perhaps I am at a decisive moment for my future.'
Sevilla completed the signing of Bacca, 26, on Tuesday for a fee of £6million after the Colombian scored 27 goals in Belgium last season.