LDU Quito president Isaac Alvarez has again insisted they did not agree a deal to sell Oscar Zambrano to Bournemouth in January and are waiting for an offer that would suit them.

Ole cover comments from the president today regarding Zambrano and the transfer saga that developed around him last month.

Zambrano found himself in the middle of a tug of war between league, club and agent in January after impressing for Liga de Quito during 2023 and impressing for his country at the Under 20 World Cup in Argentina.

Enquiries arrived from England and Germany before Diego Castro, a former member of the country’s Football Commission, surprisingly announced he’d be joining Bournemouth.

That was quickly refuted by the player’s agent, who insisted that while there was interest from Bournemouth, they had not made an official proposal and the player certainly hadn’t been sold.

The weeks went by with various reports stating different things, with the player seemingly either on his way to Bournemouth or an unnamed club in the Bundesliga.

Neither ended up happening, with him instead remaining with his current club after the transfer windows in both leagues closed.

And now the president of his club has come forward to offer further clarification on the youngster’s situation, insisting that they’re still waiting for an offer that would suit them.

“Oscar is with us, he has three more years on his contract,” he said.

“The proposals are there. Now the transfer market in Europe is over, which is where the opportunities were, but there have not stopped being questions, concerns, proposals.

“But until we have something definitive that suits, we will continue waiting.”