Celta Vigo have accelerated negotiations with Rafa Benítez over the last few hours to make him their new head coach and both parties are keen to close a deal in the next few days, report Relevo.
The Galician club have been discreet in their talks with Benítez and are determined to make a financial effort in his recruitment.
The choice of Benítez comes directly from Luís Campos, who has the approval of club president Carlos Mouriño and the new general manager, Marián Mouriño, daughter of the president.
The Portuguese sporting advisor considers the experience and background of the Madrid-born tactician as two key reasons for his potential appointment.
Negotiations, according to Relevo, began several days ago and have intensified in the last few hours. Andoni Iraola was one of the first coaches the club called after he left Rayo Vallecano, but the Basque had the Premier League as his priority and was appointed as the new Bournemouth head coach on Monday. Rubén Albés was also approached by Celta.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN