Real Mallorca have given up on trying to beat Sunderland for free agent Carlos Cuellar.

Marca says Mallorca were convinced of signing Cuellar after his release from Aston Villa, only for Sunderland to scupper their plans.

Sunderland have tabled Cuellar a deal worth €1.2 million-a-year - which is well out of range for Mallorca's budget.