Malaga CEO Vicente Casado has revealed that the club cannot currently meet the €3.5 million asking price for Galatasaray forward Nordin Amrabat.
“Galatasaray want €3.5 million but the club do not have that kind of money to spend on our budget,” Casado was quoted as saying by Mundo Deportivo.
Casado did however, underlined that the transfer could still go ahead if a sponsor was willing to back the deal.
“We will look for external funding,” he added.
Galatasaray signed Amrabat from Kayserispor for €8 million in 2012 when he joined from Kayserispor and he still has two years left on his contract.
Amrabat is currently on a one-season long loan at La Liga outfit Malaga.
West Ham and West Brom are also reported to be interested in the 28-year-old winger according to Talk Sport.
The Spanish side are currently seventh in La Liga on 46 points after 32 games but are 19 points off a top four Champions League finish.