Aston Villa and Arsenal are in the picture to sign UD Las Palmas goalkeeper Álvaro Valles.

That’s according to journalist Alonso Rivero, who took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to claim Aston Villa, Arsenal and Real Betis are following the 26-year-old.

The stopper’s deal lasts untol 2025 and the La Liga side expect him to make a switch elsewhere in the summer. This was hinted by Las Palmas president Miguel Ángel Ramírez on Tuesday.

“The player is clear, he wants to continue to evolve in his sporting career and it’s not Las Palmas who can give him that evolution that he wants. He’s doing his job professionally, we have tried to extend his contract but it has been unsuccessful,” he said.

Even though there’s been no agreement for the renewal, Rivero states the 26-year-old’s camp were surprised with the president’s comment.

Ramírez has also revealed he turned down a €20m bid from an unnamed English club in the winter market, which is thought to be Nottingham Forest.

The Spaniard has kept seven clean sheets and conceded 31 goals from 28 matches this season and has aroused interest from Aston Villa, Arsenal and Real Betis.

Rivero claims these three clubs ‘won’t take an eye off him’ but the player is calm about his future, and doesn’t want to force an exit.

The journalist makes no mention of the fee but says the high asking price could keep Real Betis away from Valles. This may please both Aston Villa and Arsenal.