Diego Lugano may have to wait to end his Paris Saint-Germain nightmare with his proposed loan move to Malaga stalling.
Lugano, 32, had been expected to be one of the pillars of the new-look PSG when he signed a three-year deal in a €3 million switch from Fenerbahce in 2011. However, the Uruguayan international has not played a single minute of Ligue 1 football this season, and was left off the club's squad list for the Champions League. He made only 12 league appearances last season.
The experienced defender, L'Equipe reports, has recently spoken in private of moving closer to a move to Malaga, who want to take Lugano on a six-month loan. However, the player's monthly salary, estimated at some €320,000, is a stumbling block for the cash-strapped outfit, who have lowered the salaries of their technical and playing staff this season.
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini said Lugano would be a welcome addition "for his athletic and footballing qualities, as well as his experience, indispensable for having a good run in the Champions League".