Everton will have to make a ‘very high’ offer to Valencia if they wish to sign striker Maxi Gómez this summer.
That’s according to Super Deporte, who dismiss claims made in the English media about a potential move to Goodison Park.
A report in England earlier this week stated that Everton had made an enquiry about Gómez as they continue their summer rebuild under Carlo Ancelotti.
The same report indicated that the striker could be available for as little as £13m as Valencia continue their fire-sale of players to reduce costs and solve their current financial crisis.
Super Deporte report the opposite though and say that Valencia are singing a very different tune when it comes to a potential exit for Gómez.
According to their information, while the Spanish club still need to sell players this summer and are keen to get rid of goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen – who has also been linked to Everton – the story with Gómez ‘is different’.
On that front ‘there is no planned sale’ even though there are hardly any players in the Valencia squad who can be considered non-transferable at this moment in time.
Instead, Los Che have every intention of keeping the Uruguayan striker this summer, unless the money offer by Everton was ‘very high’.
Put simply; Valencia aren’t actively trying to sell Gómez despite their need for cash and any suggestion Everton could get him for as little as £13m is wide of the mark.
In fact, Super Deporte say that ‘the truth’ is Everton’s interest in the striker is ‘limited to a query’ at this moment in time.