Valencia sports director Miguel Angel Ruiz is making new contact with Porto for midfielder Lucho Gonzalez.

Now that Porto have acquired 100 per cent of Gonzalez's transfer rights, Ruiz is hoping that negotiations will be smoother after being frustrated in talks last month.

Valencia had a £12 million bid rejected by Porto, which are unlikely to sell for less than £15 million. This won't put off Ruiz, who plans to travel to Portugal to meet with Porto directors in the coming days.