Sevilla chief Monchi has cooled reports of an agreement with Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc.

Monchi is seeking a big name replacement for the sacked Manolo Jimenez next season.

"It is said that Blanc has signed with Sevilla, but he has an existing contract with Bordeaux and also for the season that comes," said Monchi. "The French federation is following in his footsteps.

"The information came from France and I called the agent to learn he knew nothing about it. There is nothing for nothing."