Valencia president Juan Soler has confirmed that he is in talks with Liverpool striker Milan Baros.

“We are negotiating with the Czech (Baros) and with four or five players of the same quality,” he told Radio 9.

“These players are from Europe and South America and we are trying to do things in plenty of time, both with Baros and with the others.”

Baros was the leading scorer at Euro 2004 but has struggled this season and scored 13 goals for Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who ironically led Valencia to the Spanish league title last season, has been linked with several players from his former team including Pablo Aimar and Ruben Baraja .

However, Soler refused to discuss the possibility of any of his players leaving – arguing that any speculation could distract the team at a crucial stage of the season.

“Some of the players who are coming are going to replace those who are already here, so it is for the best that we do not speak too much about the subject,” he said.

“I don’t want the team to lose concentration as we aim for our objective of returning to Europe.”