Valencia keeper Diego Alves looks set to stay in La Liga next season, after his agent dismissed reports linking him with a summer move to Manchester City. 

The Brazilian goalkeeper was a reported target for new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who was ready to dip into the La Liga transfer target again, having already signed Jesus Navas from Spanish side Sevilla. 

Pellegrini was keen to add another competitive goalkeeper to his squad for the upcoming season in order to challenge current number one Joe Hart on a regular basis. 

Current City number two Costel Pantilimon looks set to leave the Etihad, following a lack of game time in the last few seasons. 

This would leave only veteran goalkeeper Richard Wright left, who recently signed a new one-year-contract. 

Valencia value Alves at around £6million, and Pellegrini wasn't the only manager interested in bringing the Brazilian to England. 

New Everton manager Roberto Martinez was also interested in a deal for Alves, but a deal for Joel Robles looks set to have ended this interest. 

Valencia were open to selling the Brazilian this summer as his contract is expires next year. 

This means he could leave the Mestalla for nothing next season and this looks to be the case following Alves' agent's claims. 

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, when asked whether his client could move away from Valencia this summer Jose Rodriguez Baster Braulio Vazquez said: "This is not the case for Alves. He will stay."

 

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