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Sandro’s wages were always going to be stumbling block to any departure this summer

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Sevilla have reportedly ended their interest in signing Sandro Ramirez on a permanent deal from Everton.

Ramirez endured a miserable six months at Goodison Park after joining from Malaga last summer.

The 22-year-old scored just once in 15 appearances and failed to get to grips with the pace of the English game.

He was sent out on loan to Sevilla in January and despite failing to score for the club he has been linked with a permanent switch this summer.

However, Seville’s local sports paper Estadio Deportivo, via Sport Witness, report that Sevilla are set to shelve the deal because of the striker’s wages.

It’s also suggested that he simply doesn’t fit into the plans of new Sevilla manager Pablo Machin

Sandro is believed to earn in excess of £100,000 a week at Goodison Park, a legacy of the club’s summer of excess last year, and is keen to stay in Spain.

After such a below-par season no club is likely to be willing to match those figures, leaving Sandro in a difficult situation. He could try and stick things out on Merseyside or accept a significant paycut in order to move on.

A lot may depend on plans of new manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands. Brands revealed earlier this week that he wants to lower the wage bill before bringing in any new players.

That could well spell the end for Sandro as the new regime look to correct the expensive mistakes of their predecessors.