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Thursday June 20 2019
Valencia want Barcelona pair Denis Suarez, Rafinha Alcantara

Valencia are in negotiations to sign out-of-favour Barcelona midfielders Denis Suarez and Rafinha Alcantara (pictured), report Marca.

It is claimed by the report that Los Che will part with €30m - with €15m for each player - to land the midfield duo as they aim to strengthen their squad for next season.

The two clubs are currently in negotiations for a goalkeeper swap which will see Jasper Cillessen move to the Mestalla and Brazilian shot-stopper Neto move the other way.

Both players are set to add to the competition for places at Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side and both are said to be keen on the switch.

Denis - who worked under Marcelino at Villarreal - was loaned to Arsenal in January but endured an underwhelming stint in North London which was undermined by injuries and a failure to settle in the British capital.

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.

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