Sevilla want to sign Man City's Jesus Navas, Nolito - president Jose Castro

Sevilla president Jose Castro has again said he wants to sign winger Jesus Navas, whose contract with Manchester City ends this month, and is also interested in Nolito.

Navas, who has made 76 Premier League starts for City, just completed his fourth season at the club and will leave in the coming weeks.

"We know what we want and we want to bring back Jesus Navas," Castro told Cadena Ser radio. "He is a fantastic player."

The 31-year-old would reportedly welcome a return to his home team Sevilla, the side that sold him in the summer of 2013.

Castro revealed earlier this year they had initiated contacts to bring back Navas, a youth product of Sevilla, who made 388 appearances over 10 seasons for the team before leaving for City in 2013.

Another City player the club would like to sign is Nolito, who is looking to leave Premier League side this summer after a lack of playing time and was this week photographed alongside Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias in Seville.

"It was a coincidental meeting," Castro told Cadena Cope. "But that doesn't take away the fact that if we can, we would like to sign him."

However, Sevilla are waiting to make any moves in the transfer window until Eduardo Berizzo officially takes over.

The former Celta Vigo coach has agreed a two-year contract with Sevilla to replace Jorge Sampaoli, who left the club earlier this month to manage the Argentina national team.

"We can't say anything until coach Berizzo arrives although we have already spoken to him about certain issues," Castro said.

Under Sampaoli, Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and earned a spot in next season's Champions League qualifying stage.

Sevilla hope to keep its top players this summer, including Vitolo, who is contracted to the club until June 2020 but has attracted the attention of top European clubs, including Atletico Madrid, after a strong 2016-17.

Sevilla are reluctant to sell the Spain international but Castro has warned potential suitors that they must pay Vitolo's €35 million release clause if they want to acquire him this summer.

"Vitolo has three years left on his contract and we want him to stay," Castro said. "However, if Vitolo wants to leave and someone wants him, the only formula to do so is for someone to pay his release clause. I can't be any clearer, we are not going to negotiate anything."