Merseyside maestro in La Liga link

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Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta is being targeted by Valencia, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Spanish side, who are looking for a replacement for David Silva after his sale last summer are keen on the influential midfielder after a six year spell in the Premier League.

However, Everton, who sold Steven Pienaar during the January transfer window are keen to keep their key players heading into the new season.


Arteta's contribution to Everton, whose budget is modest comparing to many of their Premier League rivals, has helped develop under David Moyes to make them a regular top half finisher.

The La Liga side's sporting director Braulio Vazquez is said to have put the Everton man at the top of his transfer wish list, and with Everton far from certain to be playing European football next season, the director is hoping the carrot of Champions League football may help tempt Arteta.

As well as Arteta, Valencia are also interested in former Liverpool man Albert Riera, whose has caught the eye since his move to Olympiakos.

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