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Report: Jonathan dos Santos' loan deal to Sevilla pending player's approval

According to a local newspaper, Barcelona has agreed to loan the Mexican midfielder out for the rest of the 2012-13 season.

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Jonathan dos Santos may be agreeing to a temporary exit from the Nou Camp, a Sevilla newspaper reports.

According to Diario de Sevilla, the Mexican midfielder already has an offer sheet from Sevilla in front of him which has been approved by Barcelona for a season-long loan deal.

Dos Santos has been reluctant to accept a move away from Barca and declined to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics for his national team in order to complete a preseason campaign with the Copa del Rey champions.

The Spanish newspaper also states that Sevilla manager Michel has assured Dos Santos a starting spot with the Andalucians in order to lure the player to accept.

"The first thing we need to know is what he wants to do and what his situation will be with Barcelona," Michel said recently.

When questioned by ESPN on Monday, Jonathan's lawyer Vicente Montes stated that the player did not want to move from Barcelona.

"If you had a son, and he played for the best team in the world, would you want him to go play somewhere else?" Montes told the interviewer. "We must think about the best situation for the player."

Jonathan, along with brother Giovani have both emerged from the vaunted La Masía youth system at Barcelona. Giovani was sold to Tottenham after one full season with the Barcelona first team in 2008.

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