Thursday February 7 2019
Mevlja 'gives up on Empoli'

Zenit St Petersburg defender Miha Mevlja has reportedly ‘given up’ on joining Empoli.

Mevlja’s loan switch was agreed on deadline day and the registration was made in time, but due to technical issues, the fax did not come through until two minutes after the cut-off point.

Less than 24 hours after reporting Empoli had set a deadline of Monday for the move to be resolved, claims the centre-back is no longer prepared to wait and has requested his agreement with the club to be terminated.

It would have been a coup for the Serie A minnows as the 28-year-old is a Slovenia international whom Zenit signed from Rostov in the summer of 2017 for €8m.

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