Speaking with Diario de Sevilla, he doesn't deny the door will always be open to the Croatian, although he claims that it may not be possible at a price.
"Ivan's a player that, for what he's said, would like to return to Sevilla one day," he said. "Would I personally want him back? I don't hide that he's my friend, but as of today it's very difficult, if not impossible.
"More difficult things have happened in football, but I don't see it in the short term. It's so difficult financially that I don't see it."