Valencia President Amadeo Salvo says the club have not received any offers for star striker Roberto Soldado.
Furthermore, Salvo insisted that Los Che are not a selling club amid reported rumours that players such as Pablo Piatti, Adil Rami and Diego Alves could be sold to ease financial difficulties.
“Valencia will stand firm and we have not received any offers for Roberto Soldado,” declared Salvo at the presentation of new youth team Coach Nico Estevez.
“There will always be players who are linked with a possible exit and when Valencia, who own the players’ rights, decide they will leave then we will not be letting them go for nothing.”
At the same time, he revealed that there had also been no firm bids for Fernando Gago, who was last week the subject of an attempt to take him on loan by Boca Juniors.
“If the player is professional he will come back to Valencia shortly. We’ve had no offers from Argentina,” asserted Salvo, who also asked for the fans to be patient with regards new signings coming into the club.
“The fans are aware we won’t be playing in the Champions League next season and that we have an economic model to follow, so that conditions what we do, but we have to accept their will sometimes be criticism.”
Salvo also wished to make it clear that Valencia were never interested in signing Real Mallorca midfielder Giovani dos Santos, who eventually joined Villarreal, despite claims to the contrary.
“Valencia were not interested in Gio. Therefore, there never was an option for him to play here.”
He also commented on plans for the club’s New Mestalla stadium, which have been dogged by financial problems over the past few years.
“There are two or three companies that have started to contact us and asked us to provide them with proposals for a possible venture,” admitted Salvo.