Espanyol are hopeful of signing Real Betis winger Cristian Tello this month, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.
Formerly of Fiorentina and Porto, the former Barcelona winger – who scored 20 goals in his stint at the Camp Nou – is said to be happy with his role at Betis, but he may yet move on.
This season, Tello has only started in the first two league games – against Valladolid and Barcelona – and against Granada, while he has netted just one La Liga goal across 434 minutes this campaign.
The Spaniard joined Betis in a €4m deal from Barcelona in the summer of 2017 but the Blaugrana own 50% of his future transfer fee, should he leave Los Verdiblancos.
Midfielder Javi Garcia and wing-back Francis Guerrero will also be allowed to depart Betis this month while Victor Camarasa and Antonio Sanabria – both out on loan – may be sold permanently.