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Monday July 9 2018
Celta Vigo expect Lobotka exit

Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka ‘has decided not to stay’ at the club, according to sporting director Felipe Minambres.

Last month, Faro de Vigo reported Napoli were in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the Slovakian midfielder but his €40m release clause has not yet been triggered by the Italian club.

Elsewhere, France Football stated Paris Saint-Germain and Inter have began preparations to lodge bids with Celta aware the player will definitely depart this summer.

“There are some offers for Lobotka, he has decided not to extend his contract or stay with us,” Minambres told reporters.

“Usually 99 per cent of players end up where they are determined to go. Each of us have chosen our path, he will take his and we’ll stay on ours.”

El Desmarque also reported the French champions are considering an official approach for a player ‘they have admired for months’ as they attempted to strengthen their squad.

The 23-year-old featured in all 38 La Liga matches this season for the Galician side since joining from Danish club Nordsjaelland last summer and has impressed at both club and international level for Slovakia.

Lobotka’s deal to Celta last summer was priced at €5m while he signed a new deal at Estadio Balaidos in February, extending his deal until 2021 and boosting his release clause to €40m.

In January, Inter had been linked with a move for the central midfielder but were knocked back in their advances.

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