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Sevilla tells Argentina it must pay to take Sampaoli

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) Sevilla says the Argentine soccer federation must pay 1.5 million euros ($1.68 million) if it wants to hire coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Sevilla president Pepe Castro says he will insist that the only way he will let Sampaoli out of the last year of his contract is the full payment of his buyout clause.

Castro says "we are only contemplating the complete clause of 1.5 million, there is no other way."