Date: 9th January 2018 at 7:00pm
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Valencia have offered £12m for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, according to the Mirror.

The Frenchman will be allowed to leave the Emirates this month after Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed in his press conference today that “it’s a possibility” that the Frenchman could depart.

Wenger also revealed that West Ham haven’t contacted Arsenal about the midfielder. The Mirror report suggests that both the Hammers and Crystal Palace will challenge Valencia for the 26 year old.

At this moment in time however, it seems Valencia are the team best placed to seal a deal for Coquelin.

The Frenchman’s former team mate Gabriel Paulista is currently at the Mestalla, and Marca have suggested the defender has recommended the midfield enforcer to his manager Marcelino.

Valencia based newspaper Super Deporte have also indicated that the Valencia boss has spoken to Santi Cazorla (who worked under Marcelino at Recreativo), about whether Coquelin would be good signing for the La Liga side.