Valencia would listen to offers for Arsenal target Guaita

The goalkeeper looks set to leave los Che after the Liga side revealed they will consider bids for his services, with the Gunners recently baulking at the £17 million asking price

Valencia have admitted they will listen to offers for goalkeeper Guaita after Arsenal pulled out of a move for the player.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old keeper, but their initial interest was apparently rejected by the Liga side and Arsene Wenger has been put off by his €20 million [£17m] price tag.

Guaita made 25 appearances in all competitions last season - two less than rival stopper Diego Alves - but was not selected for Valencia's opening day win against Malaga last Sunday.

Club president Amadeo Salva admitted the player was unhappy at being second choice at Mestalla, but insisted he would only consider a bid that met their valuation. 

"Guaita is a world-class keeper and we have no need to sell, but we would study the price of any offers," Salva told Las Provincas.

"He is not happy with being a substitute sometimes, and his agents have reported that he could find a way out.

"This does not sit well with the board - if you do not play every week, you have to make sure you keep respecting Valencia."

Guaita is reported to have a €25 million [£21.3m] release clause in his contract at Valencia, which expires in 2015.