On Thursday, Diario de Sevilla reported Real Betis aren’t clear if they are willing to make an effort to buy Leeds United’s Marc Roca in the summer. He’s has been on loan with them since last summer and has been a key figure under Manuel Pellegrini this season.

The stance felt like the start of a bargaining strategy, trying to get Leeds United to lower their price.

Estadio Deportivo now provide a different take and state that Real Betis want the Leeds owned player to continue with them.

The Andalusian club’s sporting strategy is currently being led by Manu Fajardo and Álvaro Ladrón de Guevara, and they don’t lose sight of the Championship.

Daniel Farke’s side are second in the table, a point ahead of third placed Leicester City, who have a game in hand.

In the event the Whites fail to return to the Premier League, Betis can take the 27-year-old on another loan.

In that case, it would be ‘easier’ for Real Betis to hold on to Roca. If Leeds are promoted, Pellegrini’s side will then have to negotiate and reach an agreement with them.

Roca wants to stay and the Spanish club also want to retain him, and a potential transfer in the next window will depend on where the Whites will finish this season.

Therefore, Real Betis are closely following the developments taking place in the Championship.