Valencia are not thinking about buying Munir El Haddadi outright. The forward, who is on loan at Mestalla, hopes to return to Barcelona next season and win his place under whoever the new manager is.
According to Superdeporte, there have been no talks between the two clubs and if things don't change between now and the end of the season, it's a given that the relationship between Munir and Valencia will draw to a natural conclusion.
Last summer, when it seemed Munir would move to Celta Vigo, Peter Lim accepted the young forward as part of the Paco Alcacer transfer. Munir joined on loan with an option to buy for 12 million euros.
The reason Valencia won't pursue the deal is due to the change in the club's sporting structure, with those now in charge unwilling to match the agreed transfer fee. They feel it's excessive.
Uncertainty at Valencia in terms of manager, president and sporting director have contributed to that decision, but above all it's Munir's desire to return to Camp Nou which has had an impact.
The Spain U21 striker is desperate to make his mark at the Catalan club.
At 21, this season has been his third at the top level and he's played more games this year with Valencia than in either of the two preevious seasons with Barça.
- 2016/17, with Valencia: 37 games, 8 goals, 3 assists.
- 2015/16, with Barça: 26 games, 8 goals, 7 assists.
- 2014/15, with Barça: 33 games, 5 goals, 5 assists.