On January 16th, we carried a report from Galicia Press, who explained Southampton’s Oriel Romeu is ‘seduced’ by the idea of joining Celta Vigo in the winter market.

Four days later, Mundo Deportivo explained the La Liga side are ‘waiting’ for the midfielder and there was a belief a deal could be concluded this week.

Any potential transfer looks difficult after La Voz de Galicia reported on Tuesday the Saints are not keen on losing the 28-year-old.

Wednesday’s edition of AS has echoed claims made by La Voz de Galicia and they further mention the former Chelsea player’s arrival at Celta has hit a ‘stalemate’.

That’s because the Vigo based club and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side ‘don’t quite agree’ on the transfer and, therefore, negotiation is blocked.

Romeu came off the bench in the 21st minute in his side’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Celta are in need of a new midfielder and if it’s not the Spaniard, then AS adds Óscar García Junyent wants his side to find another target before the window closes.

Mundo Deportivo also have a short update as they claim Romeu’s arrival at Celta is ‘complicated’ because Hasenhüttl doesn’t want the player to leave.