Catania failed to sign Real Betis striker Mariano Pavone before Monday's transfer deadline.

It's been confirmed Betis failed to agree to the deal formally before the 6pm deadline.

"It's a shame we have been unable to bring this strong player to Catania," explained general manager Pietro Lo Monaco.

"We had a deal with Betis, but their fax did not arrive because their directors didn't finalise the transfer for Pavone's replacement."