Coquelin set for Los Che move

La Liga

Valencia are reportedly close to announcing the signing of Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.

Coquelin broke into Arsenal’s senior team in the 2014/15 campaign and he was a regular first-team fixture over the next three seasons, making 77 Premier League appearances.

The former France Under-21 international was seen by many as the first real replacement for Patrick Vieira but the 26-year-old has slipped down the pecking order this term, featuring in just two league matches.

Recent reports had suggested a January exit could be on the cards and it appears a move to Valencia is close to being completed in a deal believed to be worth around £12million.

It is claimed Coquelin, who was also a target for West Ham United, has agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Spanish outfit and the move is expected to be announced in the next 24 hours.