Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been told to play the waiting game in their pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero.
The one-cap Spanish international has enjoyed a fine season with Fiorentina, with a top four finish in Serie ‘A’ secured ahead of this weekend’s final match.
But, whilst the former Real Mallorca star only arrived at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the summer, both the Gunners and Spurs are keen on a move for the 28-year-old, according to The Daily Express.
Representative Alejandro Camano insists that transfer talk is on the back burner until the current campaign is over however, with his client focused on a fitting finale against Pescara on Sunday.
"I think after a season like the one Borja Valero has had it is pleasing for everyone. Now, however, the priority is the championship race," he told talkSPORT, according to the paper.
"There is still one match left with Fiorentina just two points behind AC Milan. Maximum concentration must be on the last match.
"I think now it is premature to talk about it (Valero's future). Situations change quickly in the market. Now we need this season finale and then we'll see."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a number of midfielders in recent months, as he looks to strengthen in the position at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
Lyon ace Maxime Gonalons and Palermo star Josip Illicic are two names in the Gunners frame, with the Express claiming the north London outfit have a £70million transfer war-chest to blow in the market.
Spurs, meanwhile, have also been linked with midfielders, with Joao Moutinho a name constantly reported to be on the White Hart Lane radar.
Borja Valero would add experience to the Tottenham Hotspur centre if Andre Villas-Boas were able to lure the player to the club, but it appears any potential negotiations will have to wait for a few weeks at least.