The Spaniard has yet to rescind his contract with Swansea City, as La Liga clubs attempt to lure him home.
Spanish clubs inevitably remain linked as possible destinations for want-away Swansea City forward, Michu, with El Desmarque now reporting that Real Betis made enquiries last week and claiming talks remain ongoing.
Interestingly, the report from El Desmarque suggests that Michu is keen on "migrating from the Premier League for a return to Spain." This is in stark contrast with comments from his representatives over the weekend, when questioned about heading back to his home country.
They told the Granadino edition of Ideal that a move to Granada CF, who have also been strongly linked, was "unlikely" given Michu has set a preference over considering offers "in England, Italy or even maybe France." This indicating that the player has no immediate plans to make a return to La Liga.
However, El Desmarque have insisted: "Another factor to take into account, is that the representatives of Michu are the same as (player) Dani Caballos and (manager) Pepe Mel." This apparently signalling that such coincidental ties could yet make a difference, if Real Betis are to convince the 29-year-old that heading back to Spain would be in his best interests.
Michu has still to resolve his situation with Swansea City, as negotiations to rescind the final year of his contract apparently remain ongoing, albeit with no swift resolution.
In comments noted by the South Wales Evening Post last week, Swans boss Garry Monk admitted: "I am a little surprised that nothing has happened yet. Michu is a good player. It's important for him to go and start playing football again, and it's important for the club to find a solution. Hopefully it can be sorted soon."
Real Betis have been thus far frustrated when it comes to strengthening attacking options this summer. Gerard Moreno left Villarreal to join Espanyol instead, whilst also pulling out of the chase for former Southampton striker, Dani Osvaldo, because his salary demands were too high.