Reports in England suggest that Valencia are leading the chase to re-sign Juan Mata from Chelsea this January.
The Spain international, who moved from Mestalla to Stamford Bridge in 2011, has fallen out of favour under returning Coach Jose Mourinho and has subsequently been linked with a departure.
The Daily Mail suggest that whilst Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all interested, it is Mata’s former club that are leading the way.
The publication report that Los Che, who are currently in an uncertain situation regarding the refinancing of an €85m debt majority shareholders Fundacio VCF have and as a club owe a further €219m to the banks, are working on a possible deal.
It is understood that Valencia are ‘speaking to sponsors and local businesses’ to help raise funds for a €25m bid come January, whilst the player is reportedly already open to taking a wage cut to return.
Valencia signed Dorlan Pabon from Monterrey in the summer transfer market in a €7.5m deal co-financed by investment group Doyen.
Should a bid to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent basis be rejected, Valencia would reportedly offer a loan deal.