Valencia President Manuel Llorente has confirmed the club are in talks with midfielder Sofiane Feghouli over a contract extension.
The Algerian international’s current agreement at Mestalla ends in 2014 and Los Che are desperate to get him to put pen to paper before the African Nations Cup early next year, when his value could multiply depending on performances.
“Feghouli is a player who is continuing to improve with Valencia and we are looking at a revision of his contract. The intention is for him to renew and stay here,” confirmed Llorente to Superdeporte.
Feghouli, 22, has already stated his intention to remain with the club but Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur are both understood to be interested in him, although Llorente is keen to speak to the player’s agent, who has been absent in recent days for personal reasons.
Valencia have been beset by financial problems over the past few seasons, when they have been forced to sell their best players such as David Villa, Juan Mata and Jordi Alba, but Llorente is hopeful Feghouli and his representative will accept their offer.
“We believe he will stay with us but we know how far we can go. However, when you give all you have then you can’t give any more,” he explained.