Middlesbrough are closing in on a deal for Valencia full-back Antonio Barragan
Three year deal for Antonio Barragan
Gazette also suggest that Barragan is set for a medical in Teesside after more productive talks in Spain with the player and his representatives, talks that have now, according to the Mail, led to a three year deal being put on the table.
Swansea City's Alejandro Pozuelo (L) in action against Valencia's Antonio Barragan
Barragan, who turned 29 last month, has represented Spain up to under 21 level, and he has been a part of the set-up at Valencia for the past five seasons.
He has managed to rack up 110 league appearances for the club, scoring just the one league goal, which came against Real Madrid in 2015, a strike that helped his side to a memorable victory that ended Madrid's 22 match unbeaten run.
Barragan in action for Valencia
He is not the only Valencia player touted with a move to the Riverside, with former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo touted to complete a loan move back to the Premier League.
The Mail report that Boro are close to agreeing terms with the Spanish international, who has made 21 appearances for his country, scoring 10 goals.
Boro bound? Alvaro Negredo