Vincenzo Montella, Sevilla coach, spoke about Barcelona's interest in Clement Lenglet.
"Lenglet is a champion in the head and on the pitch. He could play in the future for a big team like Barcelona but I hope he stays at Sevilla for a few years," said the Italian coach.
Montella did not confirm whether negotations between Barcelona and Lenglet, as revealed by Sport, were going ahead - coinciding with the meeting in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday between Barca and Sevilla.
Lenglet is in Sevilla's squad to face Depor on Tuesday.