The SillyChe Corner

Silly Che“Summer is coming!” There is a new king in town and he is just about to shape his rule. Valencia need wholesale changes this summer and naturally there will be a lot of rumors. We will do our best to keep you up to date!

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


Official Signings


Geoffrey Kondogbia (1-year loan with 25m option – Inter – Midfielder )

Jeison Murillo (2-year loan + 13 million mandatory buy clause – Inter – Central Defender)

Gabriel Paulista (11 million euro – Arsenal – Central Defender)

Neto Murara (6 million euros + 1 in variables – Juventus – Goalkeeper)

Nemanja Maksimovic (Free Transfer – Astana – Midfielder)

Nacho Vidal (Promoted – Valencia Mestalla – Right back)

Nacho Gil (Promoted – Valencia Mestalla – Right winger)

Lato (Promoted – Valencia Mestalla – Left back)

Sito (Promoted – Valencia Mestalla – Winger)

Eugeni, Centelles, Javi Jiménez (Preseason participants from Mestalla)

Nando (Loan return – Real Oviedo – Winger)

Robert Ibañez ( Loan Return – winger)

Vinicius (Loan return – Huesca – Striker)

Vezo (Loan return – Granada – Defender)

Top Rumors

Name (Position – Club)

  • Goncalo Guedes: Winger/Striker PSG: Valencia maintain good relations with PSG and have been working on the transfer for a while. Emery’s negative holted the move, but Lim’s meeting with Al Khelaifi seems to have unblocked the move
  • Andreas Pereira: Midfielder Manchester United: Widely reported interest in the former Granada loanee. Lim will try to convince Mou to let him leave,
  • Luis Neto: Defender Zenit (O Jogo): Considered a front runner should Garay leave, along with Marcano
  • Ivan Marcano: Central defender Porto (Record – reported earlier bid refused). Valencia maintain interest in the Porto captain 

Likely real persistent interest

Name (Description)

  • Luciano Vietto: Valencia have interest in the Atletico striker and want a loan, while Atletico wants to sell. Valencia Plaza denied these reports May 13th. Agent photographed while meeting Alexanco May 30th 
  • Marcos Llorente: Defensive midfielder Real Madrid (Various – loan)

Scouted players

Name (Description)

  • Mario Lemina: Juventus midfielder, SER reports May 24th that Valencia have made contact with Juventus for the Frenchman. Told there is no possibility for a loan, price 20 million euros. Claims from Corriere dello sport that he’d be offered in a deal for Cancelo Expected to join Southampton shortly
  • Krychowiak: Defensive midfielder PSG: Valencia have contacted for a loan (L’Equipe)
  • Milan Badelj: Defensive midfielder Fiorentina, Valencia reportedly activated the Badelj option after Malaga resisted attempts to initiate talks for Camacho. Reportedly possible to sign for 6-8 million, but Milan & Inter offers more salary and player wants to stay in Serie A (Plaza, Super)  
  • Fernando: Defensive midfielder Manchester City Joined Galatasaray (Cadena SER)
  • Thomas Partey: Midfielder Atletico Madrid (Super)
  • Dani García: Eibar midfielder, alternative to Camacho (Plaza Deportiva, Super, COPE)  
  • Jorge Meré: Sporting defender, Valencia reportedly have a preferential option. Reportedly interest in the youngster has been reactivated (Various -May 13th ). Sampdoria, Malaga favorites over Valencia. Joined FC Köln
  • Raúl Albiol: Napoli central defender (Italian media, SER) 
  • Alex Barboza: Defender River Plate (TyC sports – to stay at River)
  • Emiliano Martínez: Goalkeeper Arsenal (The Sun)
  • Kevin Lara: Midfielder Santos Laguna (Record Mexico)
  • Sirigu: Goalkeeper PSG (Plaza, Super – Signing for Torino)
  • Demagoj Vida: Defender Dynamo Kiev – discarded by Marcelino (SER)
  • Alfons Areola: Goalkeeper PSG (Super, AS – discarded by Marcelino)
  • Fransesco Acerbi: Central defender Sassuolo (Tuttomercatoweb – Sassuolo demanding around 15 million)
  • Matias Vecino: Midfielder Fiorentina (Super – signed for Inter)
  • Rafinha: Midfielder Barcelona (Super – offered)
  • Nahitan Nández: Defensive midfielder Peñarol (Tuttomercatoweb, Super – signed for Boca)
  • Mikel Merino: Midfielder Dortmund (Super – Signing for Newcastle ): Valencia have contacted Dortmund for a loan with an option to buy. Also wanted by Bilbao, La Real. Can play all over the central midfield. Bilbao are favorites.
  • Iago Falque: Inside Forward Torino: Valencia have initiated negotiations with Torino over the highly rated attacker who has had a good season for Toro. Priced at 14 million, he might turn out too expensive. (COPE, Di Marzio) 
  • Mr X: Ligue 1 Defensive midfielder (RadioEsport)
  • Vicente Gómez: Las Palmas midfielder (RadioEsport, COPE) 
  • Roque Mesa: Las Palmas midfielder (RadioEsport, COPE – on his way to Swansea) 
  • Portu: Girona midfielder (Super, Plaza) 
  • Emmanuel Mammana: Lyon defender, Valencia have scouted him Joined Zenit (Plaza Deportiva, Super) 
  • Pablo Fornals: Midfielder Málaga, scouted several times (Various – signed for Villarreal) 
  • Maxime Gonalons: Defensive midfielder Lyon (Plaza, Super – Joined Roma) 
  • Lucas Tousart: Defensive midfielder Lyon (El Desmarque)
  • Lucas Alario: Striker River Plate (Plaza)
  • Nacho Fernández: Midfielder River Plate (Plaza)
  • Sebastián Driussi: Striker River Plate (Plaza – To join Zenit)
  • Ignacio Camacho (Defensive Midfielder – Málaga): Reports claim Valencia have initiated contact with Málaga over a move. Valencia Plaza denied these reports May 13th.  Clause of 18 million. 

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

Name (Description)

  • Filip Kostic: Winger Hamburg (SER)
  • Gary Medel: Defensive midfielder/defender Inter (Chilean news outlets – came to Besiktas)
  • Dogan Erdogan: Defensive Midfielder LASK Linz (Plaza)
  • Nicolás de la Cruz: Attacking midfielder Liverpool Uruguay (Super – joined River)
  • Diego Jota: Winger Atletico (AS Madrid – signed for Wolves)
  • Carcela: Winger Granada (Vavel Granada – joined Olympiakos)
  • Gabriel Paletta: Defender Milan (Super – close to Torino)
  • Luis Muriel: Striker, Sampdoria (Tuttomercatoweb – joined Sevilla )
  • Younes Belhanda: Winger, Dynamo Kiev (Radio Marca Sevilla – Joined Galatasaray)
  • Guruceaga: Goalkeeper Peñarol (Super)
  • Zeca: Left back Santos (ElTiempoDeDescuento – offered)
  • Daniel Carrico: Central defender Sevilla (SER)
  • Fredy Guarín: Midfielder China (Marca)
  • Pedro Chirivella: Central midfielder Liverpool (Super, Plaza – loaned to Willem II)
  • Sebastian Coates: Central defender Sporting (Super, Plaza – offered)
  • Cristian Tello: Winger Barcelona (Marca – joined Betis)
  • Marcelo Díaz: Midfielder Celta (Plaza)
  • Enzo Roco: Central defender Cruz Azul (Plaza)
  • Seydou Doumbia: Striker Basel (RadioEsport – joined Sporting)
  • Sandro: Attacker Malaga (AS – To sign for Everton)
  • Sinan Gumus: Winger Galatasaray (O Jogo, Portugal)
  • Diego Reyes: Central defender Espanyol / Porto (Record, Portugal – injured, not transferring)
  • Stevan Jovetic: Attacker Inter (Sevilla media)
  • Eliaquim Mangala: Defender Manchester City: Valencia have made contact with Manchester City to negotiate a new loan or try to agree a lower sum to buy the Frenchman
  • Jesús Vallejo: Central defender Real Madrid (RadioEsport – expected to stay at Madrid)
  • Enes Ünal: Striker Manchester City (Turkish media – Signed by Villarreal)
  • Mbaye Niang: Attacker Milan (offered)
  • Carlos Bacca: Striker Milan (offered – 20m – Joined Villarreal)
  • Stefan De Vrij: Central defender Lazio (Gazzetta)
  • Sergi Darder: Defensive midfielder Lyon (Marca)
  • Orbelín Pineda: Defensive midfielder Chivas (Various – offered)
  • Ander Capa: Eibar right back (Super)
  • Mascarell: Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder (Super)
  • Juanfran: Right back Deportivo (Super)
  • Bruno: Central defender Betis (Super)
  • Camarasa: Midfielder Levante (Super – joined Betis)
  • Lemos: Central defender Las Palmas (Super)
  • Josip Ilicic: Attacker Fiorentina (Plaza)
  • Francois Coquelin: Defensive midfielder Arsenal (Plaza, Super)
  • Diego Llorente: Central defender Real Madrid (Various – loan – joined Real Sociedad permanently)
  • Matias Kranevitter: Defensive midfielder Atletico Madrid Joined Zenit(Various – loan)
  • Kurt Zouma: Chelsea central defender (Cadena SER – loaned to Stoke)
  • Denis Suárez: Barcelona midfielder/winger (Plaza – to stay at Barcelona)
  • Rachid Ghezzal: Lyon midfielder/winger Joined Monaco (Plaza)
  • Peter Ankersen: FC Copenhagen right back (calciomercato)
  • Andreu Fontás: Celta defender (Plaza Deportiva)

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