Valencia firm in Guaita stance

Arsenal have reportedly been unsuccessful in their first round of talks with Valencia over a proposed move for Vicente Guaita.

Reports yesterday suggested that the Premier League side had sent out a representative to Spain to hold provisional negotiations for the 26-year-old.

Superdeporte today suggest that a meeting between Arsenal’s financial director Richard Law and Los Che’s President Amadeo Salvo took place but that the Gunners were told the ‘keeper is not for sale.

With Valencia believed to be pointing towards his €30m buyout clause and that seen as above Arsenal’s valuation, it is understood that Law returned to London without putting in an offer.

However, Arsene Wenger’s team are reportedly maintaining their interest in Guaita and do not see the matter as closed. Marca understand that their opening valuation for the vice-captain is between €4m and €5m.

Meanwhile, Valencia’s hopes of signing the player to an improved contract have reportedly stalled, with the Guaita’s agents apparently informing the club that he does not intend to hold talks  at the moment, out of dissatisfaction for only making the bench last weekend against Malaga.

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