Spanish side cool on Mellberg

Last updated : 26 July 2006 By Norris Winter

The amount is twice the figure the Spanish side were prepared to pay. "The key to it all was money," said the top-flight newcomers' sporting director Manuel Salvador. "The English club refused to accept our offer and it is now all over." David O'Leary had been trying to engineer interest in Mellberg but the defender will now almost certainly remain to see out the final two years of his contract.