Valencia reportedly ask Manchester City for loan of Fernandinho

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho is reportedly now a target for La Liga side Valencia, who are keen to strengthen their midfield options.

According to journalist Rafa Villarejo of Spanish radio network COPE, a loan enquiry from Valencia has been made for Manchester City midfielder, Fernandinho.

Valencia are looking to strengthen their midfield options, particularly after missing out on Giannelli Imbula, who was hotly tipped for a move to the Mestalla, but ended up losing patience and signing instead for Portuguese outfit FC Porto.

Rodrigo Caio from Sao Paulo was also regarded as both an option for midfield and defence, but his move ultimately collapsed, after Valencia had previously announced an agreement had been reached with his club, although the player apparently failed two medicals.

Super Deporte revealed details of Caio's second medical with renowned knee specialist, Dr. Crugat in Barcelona, who considered the player "able" but also "a risk" to sign, given previous serious injury issues with his left knee.

An approach for Fernandinho may seem a difficult objective for Valencia, given the 30-year-old was a key figure in the Manchester City side during the 2014-15 campaign, making 43 appearances in all competitions, 33 of which were in the Premier League.

Indeed, whether Manchester City will be willing to listen to approaches for the Brazilian, will likely depend on what midfield reinforcements they make during the summer, amidst speculation they remain interested in Paul Pogba of Juventus, and Kevin De Bruyne of Wolfsburg.

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