German journalist Stephan van Nocks of Germany's preeminent footballing publication - a reliable source with inside connections at Leverkusen - now reports that there has been some movement in Leverkusen's attempt to acquire Spanish striker Borja Iglesias from Real Betis.
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According to van Nocks, Betis have dropped their demand for a permanent transfer. Negotiations now center around short-term loan with a loan-fee in the seven-figure-range. Such a compromise benefits all parties. The twice-capped Spanish international reportedly wishes to play under his famous compatriot Xabi Alonso in Westphalia. Negotiations may drag for a time, but prospects for a deal are certainly better than initially reported.