Valencia not willing to sell Alacer

Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch says that Barcelona target Paco Alcacer won't be leaving the club, but admits that Diego Alves is likely to do so.

While addressing the media at the official presentation of Mario Suarez – who joins the club on loan from Watford – Pitarch was asked about Alcacer and reports that owner Peter Lim was considering an offer for the player from the La Liga champions.

"I’ve talked to [Alcacer] and told him Valencia aren’t willing to sell," he said, according to Super Deporte. "I explained it clearly. He’s very clear. He’s happy and eager to start La Liga and to score goals.

"He hasn’t conveyed to me he wants to leave Valencia. Valencia doesn’t want to sell Paco Alcacer," he added.

"The situation with Diego Alves is absolutely different," he continued, confirming rumours that the 31-year-old keeper is likely to leave.

"He was promised a pay rise by the former President but we’re against the salary cap. We can’t meet the demands of the player. It’s not a lack of professionalism or anything.

"If he decided to stay it would be good news but I think with his age and contract that won’t happen and we have to understand that and admit it," Pitarch added.