Valencia are speaking with Marseille’s Mathieu Valbuena about a move to Mestalla this summer, reports in Spain claim.
Los Che are now able to spend in the market after Peter Lim’s takeover and the France international has been put high on Juan Antonio Pizzi’s shortlist.
Valbuena is said to be looking to leave France and is attracted by the idea of playing in Spain, Marca say.
Ever Banega could move in the other direction as the new Marseille Coach, Marcelo Bielsa, is known to be an admirer of the Argentine.
Should Valbuena move to Valencia he would be made the club’s highest-paid player on a rumoured €2m a season.