Taci Oil denies interest in acquiring Malaga

It was claimed over the weekend that the Albanian group were interested in the Liga outfit, who run of the risk of expulsion from European competition due to their money problems
An anonymous Taci Oil International director has dismissed claims that the company is considering acquiring Malaga.

It was reported on Saturday that the Albanian group were on the verge of buying out the Liga outfit's current owner, Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani.

"I have read this news in the press and I'm surprised," the unidentified director told EFE. "We had, and have, no intention of buying Malaga."

This revelation completely contradicts comments made by Fernando Martinez, who claimed on Sunday to be acting as an intermediary in the proposed deal.

"The balance sheets are up in the air and we are squaring all of this up in order to acquire the property," he told Cope.

"There is an important person involved in Taci group who intends to invest in Malaga, but we must tackle the problem early because we have little time."

Malaga run the risk of being excluded from this season's Champions League because of their financial problems, with their players allegedly owed 40 per cent of their wages and Villarreal claiming that they have yet to receive €3.5 million from the Andalusians in relation to last summer's transfer of Santi Cazorla to the Rosaleda.