After weeks of big confidence, it seems that the Spanish media has started to acknowledge that Sandro Ramirez may not leave Everton in the January transfer window.

The Valencian press was pretty sure that the agreement for him to join the Mestalla side was very close, but the speech has been changing in the past few days.

This Thursday, it was Marca who said that Sandro would not be leaving on a loan deal, added to the information that the player was told by Everton that they still trust his potential for him to stay there.

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Now it’s El Desmarque who has an update, saying Everton don’t want to listen to offers for the striker, no matter if for a loan or a permanent deal.

The Toffees have let Valencia know that Sandro Ramirez is ‘not in the market’. El Desmarque claims that the striker was a signing made by Steve Walsh, who doesn’t want to let him go despite the poor performances.

This all very much seems like a bargaining stance, with the Valencian and wider Spanish media somewhat shocked because they had expected Everton to simply comply.

That said, Walsh’s stance makes some sense, with Everton getting a reasonable deal making him look much better than otherwise.