Valencia are likely to complete the signing of Denis Cheryshev from Villarreal permanently this summer, report Diario AS.
The Russian international was on a season-long loan deal at the Mestalla and it was thought they had included a purchase option of €7m at the end of the season.
However, it is now said that the two clubs may negotiate on a lower figure as Villarreal have no ambition to integrate him back into their side while he is also recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The former Real Madrid player has been in fine form for Los Che since his summer loan, netting four goals in 41 first-team appearances.
Cheryshev sustained the knee injury against Real Betis in April and missed Valencia’s crucial run-in including the Europa League semi-finals and Copa del Rey showpiece against Barcelona.
However, Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side managed to secure a top four spot whilst later defeating the Blaugrana in the Copa final to secure a memorable season in their centenary year, while Cheryshev is likely to continue.