Now, the Valencia hierarchy have told new manager Javi Gracia that the entire squad is on the transfer list - minus one player. Valencia aim to keep Jose Luis Gaya - their highly-rated 25-year-old left-back, who has come through the academy - and give him the captaincy. Apparently though, even Gaya could be sacrificed, should the right bid come in the Spaniard.
Barcelona may be interested in getting him should Junior Firpo leave. Firpo has been mentioned as a potential makeweight in big deals this summer. His name was brought up as a player Barcelona would exchange to lower the fee paid to Inter Milan for Lautaro Martínez.
Valencia, Espanyol and Real Mallorca all reported positive cases for coronavirus on Tuesday, as Spanish clubs begin returning for pre-season. Valencia confirmed two individuals have been infected while tests at Espanyol and Mallorca, who have both been relegated to the second division, revealed one positive case each. The identities of the individuals have been kept anonymous.
|Champions League (League Winners): Real Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Granada CF|
|Relegation (League Position): Leganés, Mallorca, Espanyol|