Valencia are closing in on a deal for Manchester City’s Yangel Herrera and are close to finalising an agreement for the midfielder.

That’s according to RadioEsport Valencia, relayed by Fichajes, who provide an update on the potential move today.

Herrera has been linked with a switch to Valencia for several weeks, with him having initially looked likely to be part of the deal for Ferran Torres.

However, that was dismissed by Valencia chief Peter Lim, who insisted in negotiations with Manchester City that the two players be dealt with in separate deals.

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Torres’ transfer is now close to completion, and now, according to RadioEsport, a deal for Herrera is looking likely as well.

The last we heard on the deal was that negotiations between Valencia and Manchester City had been opened over, but work permit issues around defender Gabriel Paulista could hold things up.

RadioEsport, relayed by Fichajes, back that up today, saying that the Copa del Rey champions ‘walk with a firm step’ to finalise a deal for Herrera.

Negotiations between the two clubs for Torres are ‘one step away’ from being finalised, and thus City could give the green light to Herrera’s move.

They report that there is a ‘principle agreement’ between the two clubs over the Venezuelan, although it doesn’t make clear if this is a loan deal or a permanent transfer.

First, though, Valencia need defender Gabriel Paulista to complete his application for a Spanish passport, thus freeing up a non-EU space for Herrera in their squad.

In either way, negotiations are underway, and it seems this deal will be closely tied to that of Torres, with the players looking likely to swap clubs sooner rather than later.