Raúl Albiol still waiting for Napoli to agree to negotiate
The defender has long had an agreement with Valencia over a 4-year deal but De Laurentiis is yet to agree to him leaving. His agent spoke to the Napoli president last week and is awaiting feedback to make the move happen.
Ignacio Camacho too expensive, but Suso has a plan
Valencia have found the now fully Malaga owned player too expensive at 20 million euros, but is looking into the possibility of a player exchange deal. According to Plaza, Valencia have a deal with the player to wait until Valencia can afford the deal through having let others go. Even though there is a lot of interest in Camacho, he prefers to stay in Spain and his priority is, according to the paper, Valencia.
Suso’s close relationship with Barcelona sports director Robert Fenandez has helped the deal go through and it is thought that Valencia will pay around 7 million euro for a permanent deal. There is a small disagreement of the length of a buy-back clause, where Valencia wants 2 years and Barcelona a longer time. The transfer is more or less ready, just waiting for execution, with the blessing of Meriton in place.
Milan clubs cannot afford Negredo
The struggling striker has made no effort to make things easier for Valencia and stands firm on his 7 million salary, vastly beyond the reach of Milan and Inter. Who will pay such a salary to a player struggling for the third consecutive season?
Juventus ask Mendes to convince Valencia to lower their demands for Andre Gomes, while Manchester United compete
Gazzetta revelas that Juve has been left frustrated in the attempt to lure Andre Gomes to Turin. Valencia stand firm on their valuation of the player (said to be 50 million euros) and is not likely to agree to anything lower unless the player exercise the same kind of pressure applied by Otamendi a year ago. So far, the Portuguese has denied wanting out and claimed he will only leave if the club so wishes.
Manchester United yesterday had scouts at Norway’s away match against Portugal, where Andre Gomes was the object of study. Asked about Andre, Pako Ayestarán answered to AS that “He is a player we want to keep, another thing is if we can.”
Negredo in twitter row over gin
With fans questioning his professionalism, Alvaro Negredo jumped to his own defense on twitter, revealing he had not, as a fan claimed, been out drinking gin neither with De Paul nor Piatti. He also claimed to be a fan of rum, not gin.