Valencia had an offer for the Brazil international rejected in January and Jo told Marca: "The Spanish Liga is very good, it is a great level. It would be a pleasure to be part of it all someday.

"I was very happy to see that this winter Valencia, a very big club in Europe, was interested in me, but the president of CSKA did not want to let me leave and therefore did not want to negotiate any proposal.

"I really would love to play for Valencia."