Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring the contract situation of Valencia star Sofiane Feghouli ahead of making a move to secure his services as a free agent during the summer transfer window, according to SuperDeporte. Gary Neville's side, nevertheless, are still confident on committing his long-term future to the club instead after making him a "succulent offer" to renew his current deal.
The 26-year-old Algeria international has been a crucial player at Mestalla since his arrival to the club in the summer of 2010. However, his future at the club has been under scrutiny in recent times as his contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Feghouli himself claimed earlier in September that he wanted to remain at Valencia when some reports in Spain linked him with a move to Barcelona.
"I cannot respond to a rumour or article in the press. If there had been contact, maybe I would react in a way, but now I am concentrating only on Valencia," Feghouli said then as quoted by Sport when asked about Barcelona links. "I leave these matters to my agents. I am only concentrating on performing on the pitch. My agents are working on that and I am hoping that both sides can reach an agreement."
But the agreement is yet to be reached, meaning that from January he is free to negotiate a summer move away from Gary Neville's side.
Super Deporte claims that the coming week will be crucial to know where his future lies, as last week Valencia made a "succulent economic offer" to his agent to commit his long-term future to the club, proposing to bring him in line with captain Dani Parejo as the best-paid players in the squad.
The Valencia-based publication claims that the club are confident that Feghouli will accept the proposal but pointing out that Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring the situation should he snub the renewal.
The winger, meanwhile, is expected to return to training in the coming days after having being on the sidelines since November. The news would be a major boost for Neville ahead of the second part of the season as the former United right-back is yet to win a game in La Liga since he took over earlier in December.