Valencia continue to negotiate with Inter after reports Geoffrey Kondogbia requested a transfer to Spain.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the French midfielder told directors he wants a move to La Liga after weeks of interest from Valencia.
However, the €35m price-tag is beyond their means and the two clubs are trying to find a solution.
It could be worked out as a loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Another option would be for Valencia to sign Kondogbia outright for a much smaller fee, but with Inter gaining a percentage on any future transfer.
Valencia are also discussing their bid for Inter defender Jeison Murillo.
Kondogbia arrived at San Siro from Monaco in the summer of 2015 for €36m plus bonuses after a bidding war with city rivals Milan.
He is not part of new Coach Luciano Spalletti’s plans and has been pushed out by the arrival of Matias Vecino and Borja Valero.
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