Diaz ‘very close’ to Celta exit

Celta Vigo midfielder Marcelo Diaz has moved closer to leaving the club this summer as he is not part of the club’s pre-season tour to England.

The Galicians have jetted off to the United Kingdom where they will play Brentford and Burnley, but according to various Spanish media reports, the Chilean has not been included in the travelling party.

Another sign that the 30-year-old is on his way out of Estadio Balaidos is Celta releasing their latest list of squad numbers with Pape Cheikh Diop has taken Diaz’s number 5 shirt.

Betis have been linked with a move to the technically-gifted midfielder but no firm offers have yet been lodged for the former Hamburg midfielder.

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