Malaga have set their sights on a deal for Sporting Lisbon full-back Ezequiel Schelotto with the Portuguese giants open to a move, say reports.
Sporting have already operated closely with Spanish clubs this summer having signed defensive trio Cristian Piccini (Betis), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid, loan) and Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) from La Liga.
They are also said to be closing on a deal for Granada defender Dimitri Foulquier, who’s arrival alongside that of Piccini will freeze out right-back Schelotto.
According to A Bola, Malaga have made a €1.5m offer for the former Italian international and whilst Sporting are keen to deal, they will hold out for closer to €2.5m.
Born in Buenos Aires, the former Cesena, Atalana, Sassuolo, Parma, Chievo and Inter player can also operate as a winger.