Jesus Navas has penned a new deal with Sevilla which will tie him to the club until 2015.
Navas, 25, was an important player for Spain in their 2010 FIFA World Cup triumph but has had an injury-interrupted season for Sevilla, who sit 10th in La Liga.
But with the likes of Barcelona and Chelsea reportedly interested in securing Navas’ services, Sevilla moved quickly to keep him at the club long-term.
“The agreement extends for this and four more seasons, until June 2015. We have reached an agreement that is satisfactory for all,” Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido said.
“This has been instrumental in Jesus’ thought of staying here many years. The release clause is 35 million euros.”
“It is a suitable provision and well above the level of sales that are customary in the current market. It is a contract according to what he is worth and deserves it as he is a world champion. I never saw him in any other shirt.”