Spanish club Valencia are in the market for a new right-back and have so far identified Atalanta’s Hans Hateboer, Sporting full-back Cristiano Piccini and Manchester United versatile player Timothy Fosu-Mensah as targets.

Super Deporte reports the Serie A outfit are unwilling to negotiate for the player, who is valued at €15 million. The other two options are the Italian full-back and the Dutchman who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace.

The publication cites an ‘official sources’ as saying Fosu-Mensah has been identified as a player who can strengthen the La Liga outfit’s right-back position. They claim it was Manchester United who suggested the player to Valencia.

Interestingly it’s stated that’s also what happened with Andreas Pereira last summer, despite Jose Mourinho saying he wanted the player to stay.

United want Fosu-Mensah go out on loan to gain more first team experience at as high a level as possible. Valencia fits the bill for the player’s development and, in return, they will also get a player to strengthen their defence.

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The same has been communicated to the Premier League outfit in recent days. The report claims Valencia will only sign Fosu-Mensah if their conditions are met. They want to take the 20-year-old on loan with an option to purchase next summer.

At the moment, United are said to be unwilling to meet the La Liga outfit’s demands.

At the end of last month, Sport Witness reported that Fosu-Mensah has no plans to leave Old Trafford on a permanent transfer, but a loan move could be a possibility this summer.

Sport Witness has now been told it’s too early discuss a move away from the club for Fosu-Mensah, who has travelled to the United States with his teammates for the pre-season tour.