"It's a player that has been talked about because everyone values him as much as we do, and if anyone wants to buy him they will need to pay him good money because we rate him a lot", he said.
"We've listened to the player, who has expressed his desire to leave, but we need to make sure it makes sense from an economic point of view and no such offer has yet arrived", he told Sky Sport Italia.
But, Hector Bellerin's season-ending injury means those plans are in jeopardy as well now.
Emery said he did not want to sign defensive cover because it would lead to problems when his injured players returned to fitness.
'I'm happy with the players, we have enough to achieve big performances in the Premier League and Europa League.
Cagliari have already slapped a £43m asking price on the young midfielder amidst interest from both the Premier League and the Italian Serie A. "We're also going to play the Europa League with big motivation". The London-based club is now fifth on the league table and will be aiming for finishing in the Champions League qualification places.