Sevilla eager to tie Unai Emery to new contract amid AC Milan links

Sevilla are planning to extend the contract of coveted coach Unai Emery.

The Spaniard is attempting to lead Sevilla to a second successive Europa League title and the club are also pushing for a top-four finish in the Primera Division.

AC Milan are reportedly keen to appoint Emery this summer, should the Serie A club decide to part company with Filippo Inzaghi.

"Of course anything can happen in life but I don't see that in the horizon considering what he [Emery] tells me and how happy he is here," Sevilla president Jose Castro told the Spanish media. "He is happy with our project.

"I speak to Emery every two days and he doesn't know anything about that [AC Milan interest], those are just football rumours.

"He is very happy with us and we are even talking to him to extend his contract. There is no hurry but we cannot rest on our laurels.

"Right now our focus is on the end of the season. We have 10 La Liga games left."

Emery is under contract with Sevilla for a further season.

The 43-year-old coach joined the Spanish club in January 2013 and has led them to fifth-place finishes in the past two seasons.

Sevilla are fifth in the standings, four points adrift of defending champions Atletico Madrid, who are fourth and hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.

The Andalusian side take on Zenit St Petersburg in the quarterfinals of the Europa League later this month.