Valencia have approached Manchester United about signing Facundo Pellistri (21) on loan with an option to buy, according to Relevo.
There is also interest in the Uruguay international from Bologna and Flamengo.
Due to injuries to Nico and Castillejo, Los Che are moving as quickly as possible to try to close deals this month.
The priority, as Gennaro Gattuso has repeatedly stated, is a midfield pivot, and the first player he wanted to bring in and tried to sign was Florian Grillitsch from Ajax.
However, after the Dutch side said no, the Spanish club are still looking for that holding midfielder.
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