Che close on Simao
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia are looking to finalise a move for Benfica's Simao Sabrosa.
Valencia have ended their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to finalise a move for his Portuguese team-mate Simao Sabrosa.
Benfica star Simao has been locked in talks with Valencia for the last week as Los Che look to tie up his signature.
At one stage last week the move seemed to have hit the buffers, but talks over the weekend have seen the deal rekindled.
Now Valencia are confident he will soon be on board.
"On Monday we will talk again," Valencia's sporting director Amedeo Carboni explained.
"I believe that something could happen this week."
Carboni was quick to deny a move for Ronaldo was now even being considered by Valencia - who had previously admitted an interest in securing a deal for the Manchester United ace.
"It is a subject that I have not spoke of, nor will I. Firstly because he is a boy with a contract and secondly his club is one of means.
"He is a player that pleases everyone, not only Valencia."