Chelsea and Arsenal are ready to do battle for the signature of Valencia’s 21 year old Spanish starlet Paco Alcacer, as reported by the Daily Express.
A good start to the La Liga season for Valencia has seen Alcacer develop an increasingly respected reputation, and he earned a call up to Vicente del Bosque’s national side as a result.
The striker then boosted his reputation even further by scoring on his debut for the former World champions, putting Macedonia to the sword on Monday night.
There have been interests from other top sides in Europe before, with Barcelona looking to sign Alcacer in 2011, but he decided to stay at Valencia, and judging by the opportunities he’s been granted, this was the best decision.
Reports in Spain now suggest that Arsenal and Chelsea are both looking to bring him in in a bargain January move.
His current contract includes a clause which allows him to move for only £14.5 million, which would allow either club to sign him for less than his true value.
Valencia are hoping to rectify this by committing him to new terms which would see his buy out clause rise to £25 million.