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The Argentina outfit have revealed that they have made a formal offer for the Valencia midfielder and would like to bring him back to his homeland in January

Boca Juniors general secretary Cesar Martucci has admitted the club have made a bid for Fernando Gago.

The defensive midfielder moved to Valencia in July 2012, having become surplus to requirements at Real Madrid.

But the Boca chief confirmed to Radio 9 that the Argentinian club are set to test the resolve of the Liga outfit having made a formal offer early in the January transfer window.

"We made a proposal to Fernando that we have not had answered yet," Martucci said.

"Gago expressed his willingness to return and now we must pass this [to the] leaders of Valencia."

The Argentina international made 69 appearances for Boca from 2004-07 before he moved to Santiago Bernabeu for an estimated €20 million fee.

The Blancos eventually sold Gago to the Mestalla last summer for €3.5m, five years after his arrival and having seen Roma - where he spent the 2011-12 campaign on loan - pass up on the option to buy him.

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