Manchester United and Barcelona want to sign Carlos Soler
Manchester United were said to be tracking Valencia's Soler as recently as last month in view to a January deal.
Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly a fan of the Spain youth player, who has only just broken into the Valencia first team.
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He had a £6.9m release clause at the start of the season but that has now leapt to £26m following is first-team debut in December.
And the likelihood of a deal from either United or Barca now appears slim following the increased clause.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim Soler himself has tried to engineer a move to Barca since he was a youth player at Valencia.
Soler's release clause has shot up to £26m
Soler only made his Valencia debut last month
Barca technical director Robert Fernandez, who looks after player transfers at the Nou Camp club, is well versed in the player’s abilities.
But the club will not move for the player until he has proven himself in La Liga.
Solar scored his first professional goal in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Villarreal to help Valencia climb into 15th place in the Spanish top flight.