Cigarini move held up
Sevilla's loan deal for Luca Cigarini has been held up after the Napoli midfielder picked up an illness.
Last Updated: 03/08/10 10:54am
Sevilla have confirmed a loan deal for Luca Cigarini has been held up after the Napoli midfielder picked up an illness.
Cigarini was due to travel to Spain to undergo a medical ahead of a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent move to La Liga.
However, the 24-year-old has been forced to rest and advised not to travel to Andalusia on Tuesday due to "an inopportune fever".
"Sevilla are going to use the services of Italian midfielder Luca Cigarini, once the player passes a medical examination and signs all documents," read a Sevilla statement.
"An agreement in principle has been reached between Napoli, the owner of the player, and Sevilla.
"Cigarini will arrive at Sevilla on loan with the option to purchase the player at the end of the campaign. It would be a contract for a further four seasons with the club."
The midfielder only joined Napoli from Atalanta last summer, but has been linked with a move away from the club for the past six months.