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Sevilla fans launch bid to find Marin wife to prevent Chelsea return

Sevilla fans are doing everything they can to keep a smile on Marko Marin's face. Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

According to the German newspaper Bild, Sevilla fans have started a campaign to find on-loan winger Marko Marin an Andalusian wife in the hope that putting down family roots in Spain will convince the German to extend his stay with Los Rojiblancos.

Marin has made a blistering start to his Sevilla career after arriving on year-long loan from Chelsea in the summer and the supporters are understandably keen to keep hold of the diminutive forward.

The fans are confident their matchmaking scheme will work as it has a proven history of success, with Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic marrying his Spanish fiance back in April and subsequently turning down several lucrative offers to move abroad.

Gives "tying him down to a long-term deal" a whole new meaning!