Valencia want Albiol, Badelj

Valencia Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral admitted his interest in signing Italian-based duo Raul Albiol and Milan Badelj.

Last year, Marca reported Los Che having bids of €6m and €12m knocked back for Napoli defender Albiol but his release clause has now been reduced from €15m to €6m.

Croatian international Badelj has been a regular in Fiorentina’s team since a 2014 move from German side Hamburg, making 81 Serie A appearances for the Viola.

“Albiol is a great player with experience,” Marcelino said on Radio Esport.

“Last year he played a lot with a great club like Napoli. We’ll need to consider a lot of factors, above all the financial conditions which the lad would ask for to come here.

“There are many things to consider, but sportingly he’s an interesting profile.

“Badelj? He’s a high-level player who is playing for the [Croatian] national team. However, he has a contract with Fiorentina and I don’t know how much he’d cost.”

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