Valencia have bid for Hamburg playmaker Rafael van der Vaart.
The Dutchman, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid, is eager for the move to proceed.
“I absolutely want to leave, Valencia is my dream,” the midfielder said in the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper.
“If I had to stay in Hamburg it would be painful.”
Valencia are understood to have offered €14million for the player.
Hamburg have confirmed there was an offer but insist van der Vaart will not be allowed to leave.
“In this particular case money is of no importance,” said sporting director Dietmar Beiersdorfer.