Former Manchester City star Alvaro Negredo could be heading back to the Premier League, after spending a couple of seasons at Valencia.

Reports continue in Spain of Middlesbrough interest and talks and Spanish newspaper Marca have a full page article on Monday saying Aitor Karanka is insisting on the transfer.

Marca take some information from Onda Cero and say Valencia and Middlesbrough are negotiating over a possible deal. Marca add some of their own information to, as they suggest an agreement could be reached this week.

It is reported Middlesbrough have made a second attempt, and are ready to make a big investment on the player. The 30-year-old is reportedly earning €7m a season at Valencia, and Middlesbrough would pay his entire wages, plus a loan fee if it wasn’t a temporary move.

On Sunday we covered reports from the Valencia regional media that Peter Lim, the club’s owner, was adamant he wanted a permanent transfer for Negredo and not a temporary switch.

The club’s current manager Pako Ayestarán and the board have been trying to offload several players since the end of last season, but haven’t yet shipped out the ones they don’t want.