Nottingham Forest are pushing hard to try and sign Valencia defender Jesus Vazquez, according to Spanish outlet Cope.
The Reds are hoping to take advantage of a sticky financial situation at the Mestalla.
Valencia need to sell some players but they are thought to be digging their heels in with their top stars.
It’s claimed in the report that at least two teams have made offers for Vazquez, although they aren’t named.
Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord are also in the mix and other clubs are thought to be rivalling Forest.
It’s believed the bids have been in the region of £4 million and up to now Valencia have been unwilling to part with Vazquez.
Their financial state does leave them somewhat perilous though and their stance could change.
Vazquez broke into the first team last season and played 15 times for the club in La Liga.
The 19-year-old has been a regular in the Spain youth teams growing up and he looks like a useful player.
Forest are in desperate need of a new left-back.
Max Lowe was only on loan last season and he’s now returned to Sheffield United.
When the 25-year-old was injured, Jack Colback filled in and Forest won’t want to attack the Premier League with a makeshift option.
Vazquez would bring some balance to the Forest ranks and it will be interesting to see if Forest can break the resolve of Valencia.
Forest pushing hard for Vazquez and this would be a decent signing
This would be an interesting one to say the least.
Forest will likely pursue two left-sided wing-back options and Vazquez might be one for the future.
Still, he does have some decent exposure to first-team football and his game time last season will have helped his confidence.
Vazquez actually started eight games in La Liga and clearly, he’s rated very highly by his current club.
In the coming weeks, it may become apparent just how bad the books are at Valencia.
If they’re as bad as the Spanish press claim, they could have no choice but to offload their prized youngster.
Rumour rating: 5/10 – this is a bit of a middle-of-the-ground link.
On one hand, the Reds would be signing a young player with several glorious years ahead of him.
But on the other, Forest might fancy someone with a bit more experience to come in and play as the regular left wing-back option.
Still, there is a lot to like about the Reds scouring every corner of the globe for new players and Vazquez might prove a useful addition.