Sevilla have pulled the plug on a deal to sign Sporting CP left-back Marvin Zeegelaar, according to reports in Spain.
Multiple reports on Wednesday suggested a €3m deal had been agreed with the 27-year-old but Marca now report the club have had second thoughts and a deal now looks unlikely.
Earlier this summer, Jordan Amavi failed a medical at Los Rojiblancos while other full-backs were ruled out in their attempts to replace Benoit Tremoulinas.
“We still do not have a left-back, sometimes reality is tough and our search continues,” said Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Zeegelaar – formerly of Ajax, Blackpool and Rio Ave – has not yet been capped by Netherlands but has been called up to provisional squads this season and represented Os Leoes 27 times last season, including five times in the Champions League.