Spanish La Liga side Valencia have been handed Friday deadline to meet up with the wage demands of Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, or forget the deal.
The Nigerian captain has been under pressure to consider lucrative offers from China, but seems more interested in the Valencia move.
“Mikel’s representatives have given Valencia till Friday to match the player’s wage demands,” a source close to the player has said.
“I don’t know what the demands are, but Valencia’s initial offer does not match it.”
The same source had last week hinted that a decision on the player’s next destination was imminent this week.
Media reports suggested a top Valencia official met with Mikel in London during the holidays over a move to Spain.
However, the source close to the Chelsea ace has also maintained that the handlers of the player have also not fore-closed a more financially rewarding transfer to China.
“If Valencia fails to meet Mikel’s expectations, the offers from China on the table will be more seriously considered,” he said.
“As expected, they have tabled more cash and that’s what the player is now considering.”