Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo is set to make his loan move to Valencia permanent in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Spanish striker joined Valencia on a season long loan on transfer deadline day, after failing to settle in England.
He claimed during the week however that he could return to the Etihad should the La Liga club fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, but sources at the Champions claim Valencia are contractually obliged to pay £25million for his services at the end of the current campaign.
Negredo was allowed to make the return to Spain on loan as Singapore businessman Peter Lim was in the process of buying Valencia, and did not have the funds in place to finance a permanent deal.
Lim has since completed the takeover, and City expect the £25million fee to be paid in full at the end of the season.
Negredo made a stunning start to life as a Manchester City player, scoring 23 goals in all competitions by January.
However, he failed to add to his tally during the second half of the season, and with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic already on the clubs books, the Champions allowed him to return to Spain in the summer.