Che keen on Garcia swoop
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Quique Sanchez Flores has put Espanyol striker Luis Garcia top of Valencia's wish-list.Quique Sanchez Flores has put Espanyol striker Luis Garcia top of his summer shopping list after winning his battle with Amadeo Carboni at Valencia.
The coach's spat with the sporting director was often public and the club have moved quickly to end the stand-off by announcing that Carboni will leave his post.
In an announcement on the club's official website, Valencia stated that they would begin to look for a new sporting director immediately.
Whether Carboni leaves Mestalla completely has not been decided, but the move has given Flores the power that he desired and he has given the board a list of players he wants.
After an impressive campaign in the league and in Europe, Luis Garcia is now hot property and Valencia are said to be ready to make a bid.
Despite the enormous fee reportedly on offer, Espanyol are sitting tight and could refuse to sell a key player as they look to build on a campaign that saw them reach the Uefa Cup final and just miss out on a top ten finish.
With sources close to los Periquitos saying that it could take as much as é¼30million (£20million) to prise the former Real Madrid and Mallorca striker away, the club's president does not agree.
"I have heard about these rumours," Daniel Sanchez Llibre said. "But Luis Garcia being sold is virtually impossible."