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Valencia close to finalising €7m transfer for Mathieu Valbuena

by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Valencia are reportedly close to finalising the €7 million transfer for Olympique Marseille midfielder, Mathieu Valbuena.


According to French sports daily, L’Equipe, Valencia and Olympique Marseille have been in contact over the diminutive French international and are said to be coming close to reaching a deal.

Jean Pierre Bernès, the agent for Valbuena is also the representative of Adil Rami, who Valencia could sell after sending him on a season-long loan to AC Milan after exiling him last October.

Bernès also represents Valbuena’s ‘Bleus’ teammate, Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann and looks to have a busy summer ahead of him.

Valbuena has been linked with a move to Spain every summer, due to his father being from Valladolid and most recently was linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.

While Valencia’s future hangs in the balance as they look to finalise the sale of the club to Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, new manager Nuno will look to keep to his work and start bringing in top talent to the Mestalla.

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