Real Betis coach Paco Chaparro has admitted interest in Getafe striker Ikechukwu Uche.

"What I can say," declared Chaparro, "is that he is a player we like a lot."

Getafe sports chief Toni Munoz insisted: "There are a couple of clubs who have approached us asking for Uche, but Betis has not called.

"We're counting on him and unless someone pays his buyout clause (£11 million) he will not leave."