VALLECANO STAND FIRM OVER MICHEL
By Luis Murillo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
'Michel' has attracted the interest of several English and Italian clubs but has an estimated 1.5 million Pesetas (£5.5 milion) buy-out clause.
Valencia have reportedly asked about Michel but are reluctant to fork out Rayo's asking price for the 24-year-old.
"Clauses are there to be respected. If Valencia are really interested they must pay that figure.
"They are a great team and Michel is a player for a great team. Instead of trying to reduce the clause they should be grateful that it is so low," stated Mateos.
The likely exit of Kily Gonzalez to Lazio has prompted The Ches to search for a possible placement and Madrid-born Michel has emerged as the number one target.