The Spain striker has requested a move to a bigger club with the hope of developing his career in the Champions League.

Alvaro Negredo says he wants to develop by playing in the Champions League and has asked club president Jose Maria del Nido for a move away from Sevilla.

The striker, who has been with Sevilla for four seasons, is eager to test himself against Europe’s finest but will not be able to do so if he stays with the Andalusian club, which finished ninth in La Liga.

“He said he wants to develop and that he wants to play in the Champions League,” del Nido told Sevilla's club video channel. "One of the (interested) teams is Atletico Madrid and the other is outside of Spain. Sevilla will choose the best offer.”

The Spain international, who missed out on a place on the country's Confederations Cup squad to Valencia's Roberto Soldado, scored 25 goals in 36 La Liga games for Sevilla in 2012-13.

Negredo was the fourth highest scorer of the Liga season, behind only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao.