According to Plaza Deportiva there is common understanding between the parties that their only option is to agree, preferably before the 15th of August when Meriton’s exclusivity runs out. Lim’s lawyers based out of Madrid continue to negotiate with Bankia and are said to make progress. The site cites sources in Bankia that they know the only solution is Meriton and affirm that they are not working on other options. This is a returning topic along with claims that Bankia already sold Valencia’s debt to Cerberus.
Mustafi: The Albanian born German national team player edges closer to a move to Valencia. Sources in both Valencia and Italy claim the deal is very near, with DiMarzio claiming the player is set to travel to Manises today. The price is said to be 8 million euros + variables over the 5 years he will sign for. The overall potential is said to be 10 million euros, with a 10% stake in a future transfer. Sampdoria will make a healthy profit from the player they brought on a free after David Moyes released him on a free from Everton. The player will see his salary quintupled from the current 200.000 euros he earns at the Genovese club.
Levante-emv called ex-Valencia player Emiliano Moretti, to hear the Torino captain’s opinion on the German. “He is a great player who delivered an extraordinary season last year. He is young, with a lot of potential and who can adapt to both the central defender and right back positions. He is a very interesting player.”
Enzo Pérez: Days pass and little new is known about the transfer of the midfielder. Yesterday he was back in training for the eagles from Lisbon and Jorge Jesús put him straight into the first eleven for this weekend’s super cup final. Benfica’s ex-sporting director and personal friend of president Luis Filipe Viera, Antonio Carraca yesterday revealed that “with all I know, I can say for sure that Enzo Pérez will leave the club”. Super claims that Lim and Salvo are now working to push through the transfer and the Ever Banega might enter into the deal.
Zuculini: The other Argentine midfielder on the list will have his faith discussed today at Manchester City where his agent and the club staff are expected to meet.
Vedran Corluka: Another one in a long row of central defenders to be linked. Radio Marca, as the only outlet, yesterday claimed that Barcelona had evaluated the Croat but decided against him, and that Villarreal, PSV and Valencia were now fighting for his signature. At this point there is nothing to indicate it is more than a rumour.
Balanta: In Argentina they confirmed to me that the offer from Galatasaray for Balanta was turned down by River Plate
Nico López: A new name on the wanted list. The young Uruguayan striker, currently at Udinese, is known for his pace and sprint. He scored 3 goals in 14 matches for the Italian club last season and is also wanted by Genoa and Verona.
Lucas Mendes: The Marseille defender has been linked with Valencia and according to French RMC, l’OM have rejected offers from both los Che and Lazio.
Jonas,Vinicius,Banega, Postiga etc. Valencia continues to work on offloading the players who do not enter into Nuno’s plans. Only news is claimed Sporting interest in Helder Postiga ho would compete with Braga if the rumours are to be believed
LFP is preparing regulations to stop loan deals like the ones Rodrigo and Andre Gomes arrived at Valencia under. Javier Tebas, the LFP president already made clear his opinion of the “Lim model”, which he “doesn’t like”. Interesting as Tebas himself worked closely with one of the first foreigners to buy a Spanish club Dmitiri Piterman, who ended up firing the manager and replacing him with….himself. Good one, Tebas.