Valencia are anxious to avoid having to go to court over David Albelda's contract row.

Albelda has been frozen out by coach Ronald Koeman and is seeking £40 million in compensation and a free transfer to leave the Mestalla.

Marca says since the appointment of Rafa Salom as new GM, Valencia have attempted to find a compromise with Albelda's minders in order to avoid a tribunal hearing. It's suggested Albelda would be satisfied with a free transfer and a payout of £3.5 million for the remaining years of his present deal.