Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili ‘will have no choice’ but to pack his bags and join Newcastle United if the Spanish side accept an offer from the Magpies.

That’s according to AS, who cover the interest from Newcastle today and how the matter may be taken out of the goalkeeper’s hands.

Reports earlier today in Spain and England indicated that the two sides were negotiating a deal for Mamardashvili and wanted a deal done quickly.

AS back that up and say the two clubs have ‘already started talks’ for the goalkeeper, with Newcastle making it clear they want him and Valencia setting their stall out, demanding a big price for their current number one.

Sources close to the operation are reporting that Valencia want as much as €40m, a figure they are yet to reach. Reports in England say their limit would be €35m.

Contacts have been ongoing for several weeks, but Valencia are adopting a position of strength as they have no need to sell before June 30th so there’s no need to rush into anything.

The Georgian goalkeeper is aware of the interest and that the two clubs are negotiating. He hasn’t ruled out staying where he is but knows if an agreement is struck and Newcastle offer him an irrefutable contract, ‘he will have no choice’ but to ‘pack his bags’ for the Premier League.

All indications are that Valencia are pushing towards an agreement with Newcastle, though, as AS also report they are close to sealing a deal for goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.

That’s backed up by Mundo Deportivo and El Partidazo de COPE, who both report that the Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper is on his way to the Mestalla when his contract expires this summer.

Those three sources insist he is by no means a replacement for Mamardashvili, but his arrival certainly makes a sale to Newcastle more viable, if they can eventually find an agreement with Valencia.