Liverpool are pondering a possible transfer move for Valencia’s in form striker Paco Alcacer in the January transfer window, as reported initially by Spanish outlet Marca.
Alcacer has been in sensational form since the start of the season, and has already put home 10 goals for Valencia as they have emerged as one of La Liga’s surprise packages.
He has also provided four assists.
Valencia are in an awkward position with regards to Alcacer, with his contract set to expire in 2016, meaning that they need to tie him to a new deal soon or risk losing him for less than his true value.
He also has an €18 million release clause written into his contract, something that would undoubtedly not put off the Reds.
Liverpool have suffered in front of goal this season, with the injury to Daniel Sturridge causing particular issues.
However, tempting Alcacer away from Valencia might be difficult – they are now backed by Peter Lim’s fortune, giving them more financial power than most La Liga sides.
Valencia star Paco Alcacer is set to snub a move to the Premier League in favour of renewing his contract with the Spanish side, as reported by the Daily Express.
Alcacer has been sensational since the start of the new La Liga season, with the 21 year old forward having scored four goals and provided three assists in only six games for Los Che.
As a result, he has been called up to the full Spain international side, winning two caps, and he has attracted interest from a series of elite clubs across Europe.
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While this includes the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, both Chelsea and Arsenal were also thought to be keen on the striker.
The managers of both sides, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, are thought to be big fans of the talented young star, and were said to be preparing January moves for the player, in an attempt to bring him to the Premier League.
However, he denied interest in a move, saying: “Do not bother me with this story, I know what I want. When the time comes I will sign a renewal.
“For now I play and when everything’s ready I’ll put the signature on the contract.”
Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race for Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, after Mauricio Pochettino became increasingly unconvinced by his current first choice, Emmanuel Adebayor, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
Alcacer has also been chased by the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal since the start of the new season, having shown his good form in La Liga.
The newly capped Spain international has scored four goals in four games for Valencia in the league, and this has attracted attention.
The Los Che forward has now attracted the attention of Pochettino, who missed out on the signature of Danny Welbeck after rivals Arsenal snatched him on deadline day.
With Alcacer having not signed a new deal with Valencia, he still has a £15 million release clause written into his contract.
This means that the ultra talented striker is available for far less than his true value, and this has attracted the attention of both north London clubs.