Sheffield United and Burnley have emerged as candidates to sign Marc Roca.

The midfielder has a €40m release clause in his contract, and Espanyol, who were relegated from La Liga last season, are looking to sell him for between €10m and €15m, according to Sport.

It’s claimed the Catalan club are expected to be busy in the last few days of the transfer window because they are forced to sell some of their players to lower their wage bill and also balance their finances. 

Roca is the ‘favourite to pack his bags’ since his departure would help raise funds and also have a real impact on the salary budget. 

Sheffield United and Burnley get a mention as the newspaper states the midfielder has ‘aroused interest’ from the two Premier League clubs in recent weeks. 

Another Spanish newspaper AS also states Espanyol are looking to offload Roca and Raúl de Tomás, and suggests only Premier League clubs would be able to afford the two players.

AS don’t mention any English clubs that are willing to sign 23-year-old Roca, but says Espanyol are asking for around €15m.