The agent of Manuel Fernandes has held talks with Valencia over the midfielder's future.

Mariam Khadour met with Valencia sports chief Miguel Angel Ruiz yesterday about Fernandes' situation and raised the possibility of the former Everton midfielder leaving on-loan in January.

However, Ruiz assured Khadour that Fernandes was a key part of Valencia's plans this season. Indeed, it was Ruiz who pushed hard over the summer to bring Fernandes to the Mestalla.