Pablo stays say Valencia

Valencia have rejected an offer from Swansea City for Pablo Hernandez and told the player he is staying at Mestalla.

A report in Las Provincias claims Valencia President Manuel Llorente has met the 27-year-old’s agent and informed him Pablo would not be allowed to leave, both for sporting and economic reasons.

The Welsh club are believed to have made a €4m offer for him to link up again with boss Michael Laudrup, the pair having worked together at Getafe, and Pablo is understood to be keen to move to the Premier League.

Nonetheless, Valencia boss Mauricio Pellegrino is determined to keep hold of the winger and Llorente has backed him up by declaring Los Che are not prepared to do business.

After Jordi Alba’s €14m transfer to Barcelona there is not such a desperate need for Valencia to sell players and Pellegrino considers Pablo a vital part of the squad he is trying to construct at Mestalla.

In any case, the Argentine Coach believes he will not have sufficient time to replace the Spanish international with someone of similar quality before the summer transfer window closes.

Pablo is product of Valencia’s youth system and is in his second spell with the club, having spent the 2007-08 season with Getafe. 

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