Last Updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:50
Everton have failed in a bid to sign goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from Mexican giants America on an initial loan deal.
The 22-year-old is also a reported target for Turkish giants Galatasaray this summer, but it appears that neither side will be successful as America want to keep the highly-rated custodian for at least another season.
"We had a meeting with Ochoa to tell him we refused the offer from Everton and Galatasaray's proposal was just unsatisfactory," club president Michel Bauer told the Mexican press.
"Neither us or the player think that a loan for a player of the quality of Ochoa is something serious.
"We have arranged with Ochoa that beside the fact he has a contract with America until 2010, if an important offer appears next year we will do all we can do to transfer him because good players like him deserve to be transferred to a European team and improve their career.
"But for the moment Ochoa will stay in America until December at least and after that we will see."
The news will come as a blow to the Toffees who are scouring the market for a new keeper and spurned the chance to make a bid for Sporting Lisbon's Vladimir Stojkovic last week.
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