Valencia offer Spanish scoring sensation new contract to prevent Chelsea interest

Mestalla Valencia

After scoring on his Spain debut, striker Paco Alcacer is set to be offered a new contract by Valencia as they look to ward off interest from Chelsea.

Chelsea spent handsomely in the summer, bringing Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy to the club, with manager Jose Mourinho deciding to totally overhaul his striking options, replacing Demba Ba, Samuel Eto'o, Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres with Costa, Drogba and Remy.

The £40m influx of striking talent hasn't stopped rumours linking the Blues with more attacking firepower though, as reports today suggest that Mourinho has his eye on Valencia youngster Paco Alcacer.

The 21-year-old has long been tipped for stardom ever since arriving at the Mestalla as a 12-year-old back in 2005, but took some time before making himself a valued member of the Valencia first time. A disappointing loan spell at Getafe in 2012 saw him score just four goals in 23 games, but last season was his best to date as he burst onto the scene.

14 goals last season saw Alcacer become one of the most dangerous players in La Liga, and with one goal and one assist in just two games so far this term shows that he doesn't seem to be on the verge of slowing down any time soon.

He even earned a call-up to the Spain squad to face France and Macedonia, and marked his first start with the second goal in Spain's thumping 5-1 win over Macedonia.

Alcacer is now attracting interest from a number of clubs, particularly after Valencia brought in Rodrigo Moreno and Alvaro Negredo. It's believed that Chelsea - and Premier League rivals Arsenal - are both interested in signing the striker, but Valencia are prepared to offer a new contract to their burgeoning hitman in order to keep him at the club and ward off interest from Chelsea - who will be looking for another striker once DIdier Drogba's one-year contract ends next summer.

 

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