Belgium international Marouane Fellaini, 30, is their latest target as they look to build on an impressive return to the top of the La Liga table.
The Manchester United midfielder is out of contract this summer and was previously linked with Turkish giants Besiktas and Paris St-Germain. Earlier reports suggested that the French champions had offered Fellaini a four-year contract, but there has been no official confirmation of that, with the club’s FFP problems seemingly putting the deal on hold.
While Jose Mourinho admires the Belgian’s combative style, he has used him just 18 times this season and the goal-threat he possessed at Everton has dissipated. He averages a goal every eight games compared to the 1 in 4 he struck at Goodison Park.
Valencia sit fourth in the table and were at one point serious contenders in the title race. However, Los Che dropped away but sit eight points clear of Villarreal in fifth, and on course for a return to the Champions League.
They previously raided Arsenal for central defender Gabriel, 27, and midfielder Francis Coquelin, 26, having already signed Simone Zaza, 26, who spent time on loan at West Ham United.