Malaga are maintaining they have still not received any offers for midfielder Santi Cazorla despite reported interest from Arsenal.
AS claims the Costa del Sol club are refusing to enter negotiations for any of their stars after reports in recent weeks that they owe money to four players and also to Villarreal and Osasuna for the transfer of Cazorla and Ignacio Monreal respectively 12 months ago.
Nonetheless, the English Press have linked Cazorla with a move to the Emirates Stadium and allege that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to offer around €20m for the Spanish international, who returned to training with Los Blanquiazules this week when he was accompanied by one of his agents, Amadeo Rengel.
However, Cazorla’s future cannot be resolved until Malaga Vice-President Abdullah Ghubn, owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani’s right-hand man, returns from Qatar in the next few days, when he hopes to resolve any financial issues surrounding the club.
He is also scheduled to meet the players when they get back from the pre-season tour of Venezuela to clear up any doubts about Malaga’s solvency, while there is also the more pressing concern of paying former President Fernando Sanz one of the instalments owed for the purchase of the club two years ago, thought to be €3.5m and due on July 27.