Valencia have denied claims that Everton have agreed a loan deal and obtained a work permit for midfielder Ever Banega.
Everton manager David Moyes stated on the club’s official website that a deal was in place to bring the Argentine midfielder on a season-long loan from the Spanish club.
However, officials from within the club, and even the player himself, have dismissed the claims.
Valencia communication director Damia Vidagany said: “No negotiations with Everton exist or any other club for the loan of Ever Banega. This news is not true.”
The player also confirmed that he knew nothing about the proposed deal.
“I cannot say anything about Everton. For me the only news is that I will leave Valencia this season,” he said.
The player’s agent Marcelo Simonian reiterated his client’s claim by stating: “I do not have contact with the English club and I have not received an offer on this subject.”