Spanish club Malaga FC is still interested in signing Zamalek's attacking midfielder Mohamed Ibrahim, and the deal could be sealed during the winter transfer window next January.
According to Spanish sports newspaper Marca, Malaga coach Bernd Schuster has not give up his desire to sign the Pharaohs creative midfielder.
"According to sources at Malaga, Zamalek said Monday that the deal is close and the player could reach the Spanish club next winter," the newspaper explained.
Egyptian reports claimed the Spanish giants had reached an agreement with the Whites to sign the promising player for one season on loan.
The player recently said he had not signed for the Spanish club, insisting he remained committed to the Cairo giants.
Ibrahim proved his worth with a series of impressive displays last season, playing a key role in helping Zamalek make their best-ever Egyptian Premier League start.
The 21-year-old scored five league goals and created several others.
He has become a regular member of Egypt's senior squad under American coach Bob Bradley.
Zamalek might be tempted to offload Ibrahim in a bid to solve their financial woes.
Malaga ended the Spanish league in 6th place with 57 points last season, 43 points behind winners Barcelona.
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