#CheNews June 2nd

Valencia interest in Filip Kostic is real

All the major outlets in the city seem to have been affirmed by the club that the interest for the left winger is indeed real. The Serbian is now held up as an alternative to Denis Cherysev who sames to have made up his mind on a move to Villarreal over Valencia.

Halilovic off the radar?

Reports were coming in yesterday that the young Croat was no longer on the Valencia list after a series of requirements from his representation seemed not to go down well with Valencia. Among the demands was a very high salary and a guaranteed place in the starting eleven, according to Cadena SER.

Álvaro Negredo to be fined?

The striker recognized openly that he was on the market and had accepted that he’d now leave Valencia. This move was not agreed with the club and according to club regulation he will now be subject to a process to determin whether he will be fined.

Bartra prefers Valencia move

It is the Barcelona based Mundo Deportivo that report the 8 million euro worth defender would prefer a move 3 hours south when he likely leaves Barcelona this summer.Valencia have a long held interest in the Spain international and he seems a likely alternative (or compliment) to Raúl Albiol. The player will however only make a final decision after the European Championships.

Valencia refuses talks with Juventus over Andre Gomes

When Suso was in Turin, the Italian club insisted on a meeting over Andre Gomes, but the sports director had no interest. The club’s position remains that the player wants to stay, the club wants him to stay and unless there is an overwhelming offer north of 60-65 million euro, a transfer is not on the cards. The club however does realize that such an offer might arrive from the Premiership and that it might be difficult to hold on to the player which Mendes is actively presenting to his client clubs.

Valencia to host Fiorentina at the Trofeo Naranja

The traditional Naranja combined presentation match will this year be held August 13th at Mestalla, and the Italians will be the opponent. Prices will start at 6 euros.

Fede Cartabia and Nando to take part in pre-season

The two wingers are the only remotely successful players on loan this season and Pako wants to test both over some weeks in July. Nando will be tested as a back, following a success formula from the opposite side where players like Jordi Alba were successfully converted to a defensive asset.

Valencia targets 40.000 season tickets sold

Yesterday the campaign was launched under the slogan “Vive el valor!” – a sort of “long live courage”. With some price reductions especially for younger fans the club is hopeful of improving the numbers the coming season. This year about 39.000 held a season ticket, while the average attendance was around 37.500 which basically means at least 1.500 season ticket holders didn’t bother actually going to the matches. The club has therefore also introduced an extra incentive through a 5% reduction in the 17/18 season ticket if you go to 17 or more of the 19 league matches.

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