Celta Vigo will not sanction the loan exit of reported West Brom midfield target Okay Yokuslu this month, according to Faro de Vigo.
The Spanish outlet have reported on their website that the La Liga side would only consider permanent offers during the January window.
It is suggested that despite his lack of playing time, Celta Vigo still consider Yokuslu as an important member of the squad with more than two years remaining on his current deal.
Yokuslu’s agent, Batur Altiparmak confirmed that the Baggies had opened negotiations over the 26-year-old, along with three other European clubs.
This appears to be a U-turn, but it does all-but-end West Brom’s interest.
It was reported by The Telegraph earlier in the window that the Albion wouldn’t be able to spend more than £2million-per-player, something that is far too cheap for Yokuslu.
Carvalho the next option?
The Daily Mail shared the Baggies’ interest in Yokuslu first, and they also reported that Real Betis’ midfielder William Carvalho is also an option.
With this latest blow, it appears as though the Portuguese international could be the only midfielder left on the table this month.
The 28-year-old has started 10 games in La Liga this season but hasn’t featured since before Christmas for Betis – something which could make him a viable option.
Time will tell, but it appears as though we can cross Yokuslu off the list.
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