​Sevilla's hopes of signing Stevan Jovetic on a permanent basis have been dealt a blow after Inter Milan's sporting director revealed that he has refused an offer from the Spanish club. 

Reports from Italy last week suggested that Sevilla had made a €10m bid for the striker who they signed on a season long loan last summer. 

Having impressed during his spell at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, Jovetic has been regularly linked with a permanent move to Spain and those rumours only increased when the player's agent claimed that his client wanted to remain with his loan club.

“Jovetic wants to stay at Sevilla,” representative Fali Ramadani was quoted as saying by ​Football Italia


“It’s time for the two clubs to strike a deal.”

It had appeared that Sevilla were looking to come to an agreement by making an unconfirmed offer, but their approach looks to have been rebuffed by the Nerazzurri after sporting director Walter Sabatini claimed he had rejected a bid. 

Further ​reports from Italy suggest that whilst Jovetic's future at the San Siro is far from certain, Inter rejected Sevilla's offer because it was lower than their valuation of the Montenegrin. 

The two clubs are understood to be at loggerheads over a transfer fee, with the La Liga outfit apparently looking for a discounted price due to their loan agreement over the last year. 

With Inter remaining adamant that the current offer won't be accepted, Jovetic's agent appears to have upped the ante and heaped pressure on Sevilla by claiming that the forward has received offers from as many as four different clubs around Europe and may turn his back on them if they fail to meet the Nerazzurri's price tag.