Sevilla fans have launched a bizarre plan to try and make on-loan Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin stay in Spain permanently.

A local supporters' group are trying to find a Spanish girlfriend for Marin so he falls in love and wants to stay in Sevilla when his loan from the Blues expires.

Incredibly it is not the first time the Sevilla fans have used the ploy as Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic stayed with the club after finding a fiance following a similar campaign.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery said: "Marin is an incredible talent and has breakneck speed. He is the player who makes the difference for us."

German international Marin 24 has struggled to settle at Chelsea but has made a big impact at Sevilla.