Having returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers after his loan stay at Fiorentina was cut short, Patrick Cutrone was expected to return to Serie A in the winter market.

In the last two days, Valencia have taken the lead to sign the striker on a loan deal.

Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo admitted the 23-year-old could be on his way to Spain after his side’s league defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“I cannot say too much until things are done and clear, but I’m not going to lie to you. I hope that things are almost solved. He will probably join Valencia until the end of the season,” Nuno said.

Valencia coach Javi Gracia, however, was unclear over the Italian’s possible arrival at the club.

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“I hear names through the media, but the club has not communicated anything to me about any possible arrivals,” the ex-Watford boss was quoted as saying by Marca.

Despite Gracia’s comments, the deal is likely to go ahead if multiple reports are to be believed.

Calciomercato reported on Saturday the former AC Milan man is on his way to the Spanish club.

The Italian website also stated Cutrone is ‘expected’ to arrive in Spain today ‘for medical examinations and signing the contract’.

According to Super Deporte, Rubén Sobrino’s exit will open the door for Los Ches to sign the Wanderers player on a temporary deal.

Cádiz are interested in Sobrino and his move to the club, unless there’s any setbacks, should go through on Sunday. Once his exit is completed, Cutrone’s transfer to Valencia ‘will automatically be made’.

It’s claimed Nuno Espírito Santo saying Cutrone will “probably” play for his former club is down to Sobrino’s impending move to Cádiz.

Sobrino is expected to seal his move today and it’s ‘not ruled out’ Cutrone also arrives in the Spanish city on Sunday to complete his move to Valencia.