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Las Palmas halt Roque Mesa’s move to Sevilla

Sevilla’s loan deal for Roque Mesa has been halted by Las Palmas, who have ‘first option’ on the midfielder, according to reports.

The former Las Palmas midfielder was expected to link up with Vincenzo Montella’s side for the remainder of the season and add an extra dimension to the Italian coach’s midfield options.

Having arrived in Wales last summer for a fee of €12.5m deal, Mesa has featured in just nine games for the bottom placed Premier League side.

El Desmarque followed up several reports across Spain of the deal, claiming the 28-year-old is more than keen to return to Spanish football.

However, those reports have now been changed after ABC de Sevilla reported that Las Palmas are causing problems, despite not being able to afford a return move for Mesa.

The failed deal follows Sevilla’s failure to lure four more players to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

The Andalusian club have been preparing a number of offers this month to provide new boss Montella with an added boost as a potential Copa del Rey and Champions League run takes shape.

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Having made a move for Aleix Vidal of Barcelona, reports had claimed the former Sevilla defender jetted into his former club to discuss terms, but it is now understood that negotiations have broken down as the Spaniard looks set to move to Italy with AS Roma.

Another option linked with a move to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is Joao Mario of Inter Milan, but it is understood in English press that the Portuguese midfielder will link up with Premier League side West Ham United.

Attacking wise, Montella has been linked with Sturridge and Pastore, but moves for either have broken down.

The former had told Sevilla that he wanted to move, but it now seems he could be added to Italy after talks with Inter.

Pastore, who has struggled for playing time in France this season, looks set to remain at PSG for the time being.


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