Valencia confirm interest in trio

Valencia boss Marcelino has confirmed his interest in defensive trio Jeison Murillo, Gabriel Paulista and Ivan Marcano.

Valencia have prioritised the signing of a new centre-back following Eliaquim Mangala’s return to Manchester City, and Marcelino made no secret of his targets.

“I think they’re possible,” the Coach was quoted as saying by Tuttomercatoweb.

“We’re talking about important players who already know our League. They speak Spanish, and that’s important, so their adaptation would be very quick.”

Murillo is no stranger to La Liga after spending two seasons with Granada, before joining Inter in 2015.

Neither is Gabriel, who left Villarreal for Arsenal two years ago, while Marcano was among the first players to form part of Julen Lopetegui’s Spanish revolution at Porto in 2014.

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