Valencia to land Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara

Valencia are aiming to complete the signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara this week, according to Diario AS.

It is claimed by the report that the Catalan giants are requesting a transfer fee of €15m for the midfielder, but Los Che are hopeful of reducing this amount.

Rafinha has been blighted by similar injury problems over the years – he had a stint on loan at Inter for the second half of last season but featured in just five La Liga games this campaign before suffering a MCL knee ligament injury.

The report claims that in recent weeks he has received the medical green light and is now fully ready to begin training ahead of pre-season.

The Brazilian is set to be a number of players to exit the Camp Nou this summer and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has already joined Valencia, with Neto going the other way.

With the clubs maintaining a good relationship and locked in negotiations, another mentioned Valencia target – Denis Suarez – has since joined Celta Vigo.

Denis, Cillessen, Thomas Vermaelen, Douglas Pereira, Jeison Murillo and Kevin Prince-Boateng have been among the departures from the Camp Nou this summer.

Russian international Denis Cheryshev has arrived at Los Che from Villarreal in a permanent move.

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