"There is no sign that the club is carrying out its viability plan"

Following his meeting with Malaga CF's acting chief executive Richard Shaheen last week, Malaga mayor Francisco de la Torre expressed his "obvious concern" that the club was not implementing its viability plan which it presented to La Liga several weeks ago. "This is a worry because time is passing by and we need solutions," he said.

The club has until December to reduce staff numbers and wages, as well as to increase commercial revenue streams in order to avoid sanctions from La Liga.

For the time being, at least, it seems that negotiating a deal with the Qatari investors is the main priority.