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Salah and Gomez big threats - Emery

Unai Emery has highlighted the threat posed by Mohamed Salah and Mario Gomez as his Sevilla side prepare to take on Fiorentina on Thursday.

The two sides meet in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final, with Emery's men bidding to retain the trophy they won last year.

But, their path to the final will not be an easy one, with the Viola seeing off Dynamo Kiev 3-1 over two legs in the quarter-finals and boasting a formidable attacking line-up.

"The defensive unit will have to remain strong against the qualities of Fiorentina," he said at Wednesday's press conference.

"They will need to cover Salah, Mario Gomez and watch their midfielders as well. Borja Valero is a very good player and someone who we were once interested in.

"I appreciate the quality of the Fiorentina players, the club has made a significant financial effort to get them to the club."

Emery has been linked with AC Milan as a result of his work with Sevilla, which sees the club sat in fifth place in La Liga and three points adrift of the fourth and final Champions League place.

However, the 43-year-old took the opportunity to emphasise his happiness with his current employers.

"I'm very happy here at Sevilla. All I'm thinking about is the game with Fiorentina and the beautiful job I have with Sevilla. I don't waste any energy thinking about rumours.

"We're living something special here. We want to have a party at the Sanchez Pizjuan and enjoy the game!"