Everton sound out Valencia for Marchena

Everton have approached Valencia for defender Carlos Marchena.

Everton have approached Valencia for defender Carlos Marchena.

Everton are believed to have sounded out the Spanish club by suggesting a deal at around £2.2million, but Valencia want at least £3m, says the News of the World.

Marchena, 30, has just one year left on his contract and the hard-up La Liga club would rather receive a fee for the defender now than lose him for nothing next summer.

Valencia are keen to wait to do a deal until after the World Cup in the hope Marchena's value will have increased by the end of the tournament.

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