Wednesday May 23 2018
Valencia: ‘No Cancelo discounts’

Valencia director general Mateu Alemany warns Inter “we’ll only accept full payment of the buyout clause” for Joao Cancelo.

The full-back is on loan with the Nerazzurri, who can buy him outright for €35m before May 31.

However, with Financial Fair Play targets to be met by June 30, they were hoping to strike a deal whereby they could pay later, or include Geoffrey Kondogbia’s €25m move in the other direction as part of the cost.

“Until the 31st Inter have the option to decide what they want to do for Cancelo,” Alemany shrugged, speaking in a Press conference today.

“I know that they’re interested, but just as we haven’t asked for any rebates for Kondogbia, so we won’t allow any. We’ll only accept full payment of the buyout clause.

“They’ll make the decision. Logically we’re going to exercise the Kondogbia option, it still has to be formally done and it will be in the coming days.

“Inter knows that is out intention. In the coming days we’ll give the good news.”

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