Sevilla boss Unai Emery admits that he is unsure if the club can retain the services of Geoffrey Kondogbia beyond this summer.
The 20-year-old, who joined the club from Lens in July 2012, has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Stadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan throughout the off-season, with Real Madrid and Arsenal among those reportedly keen on the midfielder.
However, neither club have triggered the Frenchman's release clause - which is thought to be in the region of €10 million (£8.7m) - and Emery has hinted the youngster could still leave the club before the closure of the transfer window.
"We want him to stay here but there are circumstances that could lead to an exit," the 41-year-old told Marca.
"We will not make any movement to sell. There is no need to sell and we all know that in the club."
Kondogbia, whose contract ends in summer 2017 with the Andalusian outfit, played 31 times in La Liga last season.