Valencia are chasing Chelsea fullback Paulo Ferreira.

The Mirror says Portuguese international Ferreira, 27, who joined Chelsea for £13.2m, lost his place last season and is still a bit-part player under Avram Grant.

Grant is considering a swap deal to boost his central defence by offering right-back Ferreira in a straight swap for Valencia's £10m-rated Portuguese fullback Miguel.

Agent Paulo Barbosa has flown to Valencia to negotiate with the club's sporting director Miguel Angel Ruiz.