Valencia to sign Alex Song

Valencia are stepping up interest in unwanted Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, reports claim.

Image file: Alex Song.

Mundo Deportivo say Los Che have turned to Song after deciding against pursuing Bologna’s Amadou Diawara, when it became clear the Serie A club weren’t going to let him leave.

Song has spent the last two seasons on loan at West Ham after a 2012 move to Camp Nou from Arsenal, the Cameroon international costing some €19m. 

His contract runs to 2017 but Luis Enrique has told the Barca decision-makers he isn’t in his plans and Barca are hoping to sell.

Valencia are interested but the price threatens to be a sticking block, as Barca would like €10m but Valencia don’t want to go past €5m for a player who has barely featured for the Catalans since his arrival.