Barcelona’s attempts to sign Paco Alcacer could be scuppered after Valencia president Layhoon Chan insisted that the Spain striker is not for sale.
Recent reports from Spain have claimed that Alcacer, 22, is set to move to the La Liga champions to boost their attacking options.
However Valencia, who have already sold midfielder Andre Gomes to the Catalans this summer, do not plan on parting ways with Alcacer.
Speaking at a supporters’ group association meeting yesterday, Chan said: “If there are any doubts, let me make it clear – Alcacer is a Valencia player and we don’t want to sell him.”
“He’s part of a legacy at Valencia and that is something we’re clear about.”
Layhoon admitted only a few days ago that Los Che would evaluate all offers for the 22-year-old, as the financial situation of the club is complicated. In fact, Valencia’s owner, Peter Lim, personally led negotiations with Barça and must decide whether the transfer is concrete and convinced that 30 million euros is enough to let go of the Spaniard.