Victor Valdes
Victor Valdes is widely expected to leave United before the transfer window closes Getty Images

Valencia have completed the signing of Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, a move that is likely to have ended their interest in Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes.

Ryan, 23, joins the Spanish side from Club Brugge in Belgium. He has signed a six-year contract at the Mestalla after being named the best goalkeeper in the Belgian Pro League for the last two seasons.

Valencia were keen to add another goalkeeper to their ranks to step in for Diego Alves, who is expected to remain on the sidelines until November at the earliest after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament on the final day of the 2014-15 season.

After United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Valdes would be sold this summer, via the club's official website, the veteran goalkeeper was immediately linked with a move to Valencia by Spanish daily Marca.

While there is a possibility that there were talks between Valdes and Valencia, the Daily Mail claims the ex-Barcelona shot stopper may have priced himself out of a move, leaving his immediate future in real uncertainty.

Having featured in just two first team games since March 2014, Valdes will be desperate to find a solution before the start of the new season.

Turkish side Antalyaspor are understood to be keen on reuniting the goalkeeper with his old Barcelona teammate Samuel Eto'o, who has also joined the club this summer.

The president of the newly promoted side went as far to suggest the club had made an official bid and were expecting the move to be completed "within a couple of days" on 11 July, only for Valdes's agent to dismiss talk of an imminent deal.

"I've been contacted by a series of individuals from Turkey to negotiate a move for Victor," he told Spanish daily AS. "But I haven't spoken with the president of the Turkish club in question. I don't know him. I have no plans to talk with them again as my player has no interest in a move to Antalyaspor."

However, Valdes's situation has changed drastically in the 10 days since that statement and Antalyaspor could tempt him with another offer.