#CheNews Rafa Benítez, arguably the biggest coach in modern VCF, has made the headlines lately.
Wednesday, Rafa was presented as Ancelotti’s replacement in Real Madrid. With Morientes rumored as his assistant, the royal club will almost seem bearable. Almost.
A few days earlier, Rafa’s Napoli had failed to defeat Lazio at home, which also can impact VCF because of a possible opponent from Italy in the Champions League playoffs: Brügge, Monaco, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahçe, CSKA, Young Boys, Rapid, Sporting, Sparta, Ajax, Lazio. Who to hope for?
Feghouli will be offered a 4 year extension on his contract that expires next year.
José Gayà celebrated his 1st national-team training with a chip, known in Spain as a “vaselina”, over a certain Casillas.
VCF held the “Family Weekend”, which was said to be a massive success with more than 10.000 visitors.
Besides Köln & Stoke, Valencia will face FC Porto in pre-season Cologne Cup during primo August.
Pablo Aimar returned from his 5 month ankle-injury, as he made his comeback for childhood club River Plate in 75th minute of the game against Rosario Central. He wore #35, which actually also was the case at a time in Valencia.
Otamendi seems to be a lost cause for Manchester United. According to some English media, they do not intend to release the €50M for the 27 year old defender, who is the only Valencianista playing the Copa América – dangerously isolated lands for a wanted footballer one could argue.
Salva Ruiz is wanted on a loan in Granada. They also want to re-sign their biggest revelation Roberto Ibáñez with 5 goals this half-season, but Rayo & Betis are said to join the race.
With president Salvo returning to Valencia last night, Valencia expect to materialize some of all those ingoing rumors that have surrounded VCF already before opening of the window in a month.
Which positions will be subject to new signings, if we are to believe rumors?
Since Diego Alves became terribly knee injured during our last game in Almería, VCF have been linked to more than 30 goalkeepers – yes, I did the Math.
Chescandinavia president Hans already mentioned half of them in our article from May 28, but new goalkeepers have since been added on almost daily basis. Some of them:
Steve Mandanda was one of the first ones. According to @francefootball, Valencia have already requested Marseille, after which it has been reported that Ligue1’s “goalkeeper of the season” could leave for as little as €3.5M due to an expiring contract next year.
Samir Handanović from Inter has been offered to Valencia and other Champions League clubs, claims the reliable Cope.
Casillas has reportedly said NO to Valencia, but bear in mind that the source is Madrid based MARCA. Valencia are however monitoring the situation in Real Madrid, that are rumored to take Manchester United goalie David De Gea back to the Spanish capital with his famous Eurovision girlfriend. Keylor Navas is said to be top priority.
Artur Moraes had his 15 minutes of fame in the Valencian press. The Benfica reserve was terribly humiliated by VCF during pre-season Emirates Cup, and the old-boy never managed to regain his starting spot for the Portuguese champions. Oh yeah, the 34 year old is a client to Jorge Mendes.
However, another Mendes client has turned out as the favorite. The ex-Zaragocista in Olympiakos, Roberto Jiménez, has a buy-out at €8.5M.
– That would be a terrible deal for VCF, and that needs to be said although this is a news article. Roberto is even worse than Guaita out in the area.
Marseille revelation Imbula was reported in talks with Valencia soon after Monaco took their Champions League spot – which is expected to cost Marseille a net loss at €30M. Yesterday this was confirmed, as Imbula should have agreed on a 5 year deal with Valencia. Only thing remaining is for the clubs to coincide on the €5M spilling them apart.
With massive rumors about the two Colombian strikers that were made famous in Porto, Valencian media are becoming more unsure about Negredo’s future.
Falcao is said to be close to Chelsea, and his wage demands are reported too high for VCF anyway.
Jackson Martínez has been rumored to Valencia by his own agent, while the Mexican media Televisa yesterday claimed that they are in negotiations with Valencia.