Sevilla have dismissed a bid from Chelsea for Daniel Alves, but his agent is confident a deal will soon be reached.
Chelsea have been tracking the Brazilian full-back for some time and Jose Mourinho confirmed on Thursday that he was trying to conclude a deal.
Talks are still ongoing between the two clubs but they have yet to agree a deal and Sevilla have confirmed Chelsea still have some way to go to match their valuation of the player.
A statement posted on the official Sevilla website read: "Sevilla would like to clarify, in relation to the news in various media stories relating to negotiations between this club and Chelsea of England for the transfer of the player to the London club, that Sevilla has considered the offer made by Chelsea to acquire the player as way below the level expected by the club.
"This being the case, Daniel remains a player of Sevilla FC."
However, Alves' representative Geronimo Suarez believes the transfer will go through in time.
"We are expecting a solution between the clubs and are confident they are going to reach a deal," Suarez told Sky Sports News.
"Sevilla have good reasons to maintain a hard position for the player because he is a star for them and they want him to stay there.
"Of course Chelsea want him, so both clubs at this moment need more time.
"It is not in my hands, it is in the hands of the directors of Chelsea and Sevilla, but we can hope the solution will arrive as soon as possible."
Suarez reiterated that Alves was eager to secure a switch to Stamford Bridge.
"He is determined to go there. He wants to close the deal as soon as possible," he added.