Che linked to Atletico star
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia are reported to have opened talks over the transfer of midfielder Gabi.
Valencia are reported to have opened talks over the transfer of Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi.
Gabi's agent Manuel Garcia Quilon has been in contact with Valencia president Juan Soler with a view to a é¼2 million transfer.
Deportivo La Coruna are also thought to be keen on the 22-year-old but Valencia's participation in next season's UEFA Champions League could tip the balance in the Mestalla outfit's favour.
As could the presence of Che coach Quique Sanchez Flores who knows the player well from their successful time together at Getafe.
Gabi's contract with Atletico does not expire until the summer of 2008 but, with the player deemed to be surplus to requirements, a transfer could soon be in the offing.