The SillyChe Corner

Silly Che“Winter is coming!” Marcelino has imposed his rule and the team has started in an amazing way. However there are still evidently pieces missing and the club seems to push on with acquiring a striker and a midfielder primarily. For next season, a right back, a defender and a winger are on Marcelinos note pad. We will do our best to keep you up to date and maneuver you safely through the piles of rumors to come!

Link to outbound rumors “Who stays? Who goes?”


Official Signings

  • Luciano Vietto: Striker Atletico Madrid. Loan with a non-mandatory 14 million buy out clause
  • Francois Coquelin: Midfielder Arsenal. Signed for 4,5 years for 12 million euro

Top Rumors

Name (Position – Club)

  • Ivan Marcano: Central defender Porto. Valencia maintain interest in a summer move for the Porto captain who has a contract ending in the summer 
  • Goncalo Guedes: Winger PSG. The local press both in Valencia and Paris assure there are talks over a permanent summer move for 40 million euro.

Likely real persistent interest

Name (Description)

  • André Simoes: The first reports of interest for the Portuguese  came in November last year, when Valencia also showed interest for Jakob Johansson after Vicente watched an impressive midfield duo for AEK Athens against Milan. Now the interest is revived and Valencia has according to TribunaVCF seen a 1m euro bid turned down. Not likely now that Coquelin has signed.
  • Stefano Sturaro: Midfielder Juventus. Valencia have made contact with the Italians in order to loan the versatile midfielder. Juventus have stated he will not leave this window. Not likely now that Coquelin has signed. 
  • Marcos Llorente: Defensive midfielder Real Madrid (Various – loan). Not likely now that Coquelin has signed.
  • Joao Cancelo: Talk of an intent to bring the Portuguese back/winger from Inter. Player not convinced about staying at Inter, but Spalletti and Inter reportedly wants him as a starter and have no intention to let him go. 
  • Rafinha: Another player who has featured on Valencia’s wanted list for a while. Barcelona could exit the player and Valencia remain interested in a loan deal. Linked with Inter move.

Scouted players

Name (description)

  • Moritz Bauer: Right back Kazan (various) Joined Stoke
  • Portu: Girona midfielder (Super, Plaza)
  • Aleix Vidal: Right back Barcelona (Super). Expected to join Sevilla.
  • Fabián Ruíz: Midfielder Betis (TribunaVCF): Valencia is monitoring the youngster (21). Physical presence, with individual abilities. 15 million clause and not renewing with Betis (1,5 years left)
  • Zivkovic: Winger Benfica (Plaza)
  • Sandro: Striker Everton. The Valencia interest is definitely real, but there are conflicting reports as to how well talks have gone with Everton. Some say Allardyce have blocked any exit, others that him leaving Sandro out indicate an exit will indeed happen.

Rumors from single source, unreliable source or interest not likely to formalize

Name (Description)

  • Jordan Veretout: Midfielder Fiorentina (Corriere dello Sport). Claims of Valencia interest but the Italians say he will not leave this window
  • Sebastian Coates: Central defender Sporting (Record)
  • Matteo Darmian: Right back Manchester United (Plaza)
  • Benjamin Stambouli: Midfielder Schalke (Plaza)
  • Lucas Moura: Winger PSG (Plaza)
  • Morgan Sanson: Midfielder Marseille (French press)
  • Mitchy Batshuayi: Striker offered
  • Kevin Gameiro: Striker offered
  • Edison Flores: Midfielder Aalborg (Peruvian media, Alfredo Pedulla)
  • Giovanni Simeone: Striker Fiorentina (Italian media)
  • Fred: Midfielder Shaktar (Daily Star)

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