Valencia remain confident of landing Olympique Lyon midfielder Kim Kallstrom.

Valencia's £9 million offer remains on the table and intermediaries have informed Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that they won't consider going any higher for the Swede.

Kallstrom is keen to move to the Mestalla and Valencia sports chief Miguel Angel Ruiz is eager to see the player slap in a transfer request to accelerate negotiations.

Encouraging for Valencia is Aulas' bid for Corinthians attacking midfielder Wilian, who could arrive as a direct replacement for Kallstrom.