Portugal defender Ricardo Costa remains hopeful of joining Valencia.

Costa is currently on a short-term deal with Lille and will be a free agent in June.

He said: "Since saying I want to play in Spain I have heard from Getafe, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Mallorca and Seville. But also from Italy, England, Turkey and France good teams have been in contact.

"But now, if I could choose my future, I would go to Valencia."