Grzegorz Krychowiak has dented rumours he could join either Arsenal or Manchester City by signing a new contract with Sevilla.
The Poland international, 25 , has caught the eyes of a number of Europe’s elite teams in recent months with a string of impressive displays.
Arsenal have sent scouts to sign the player on several occasions and were rumoured to be interested in snapping up the defensive midfielder, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini set to leave the Emirates when their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Manchester City were also reported to be on the trail of the highly-rated player, who joined Sevilla in the summer of 2014 from French side Reims.
However, they have had their hopes of signing the former Bordeax star dashed after he penned a one-year contract extension with the club on Friday.
“Grzegorz Krychowiak has become a leader of the side despite being at the club for just over a year,” a statement on Sevilla’s website read.
“He has shown an absolute involvement with Sevilla and learnt the language quickly, meaning he has the complete trust of manager Unai Emery.
“In 63 appearances for Sevilla, the club have an unbeaten percentage of 74 per cent.”
Krychowiak was somewhat overshadowed by the Manchester City midfield in Tuesday’s Champions League clash, which saw the Premier League side emerge 3-1 winners to secure their place into the next round.
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