Much coming and going with this latest twist in the long running saga as the race for this Euro 2008 star continues..
Chelsea face a fight with Real Madrid and Liverpool for the highly-rated Valencia striker David Villa, but they will have to pay 40 million euros – around £32 million.
Villa, 26, admitted yesterday that he could be persuaded to move to England and that while Chelsea interested him, the prospect of teaming up with former Valencia coach Rafael Benitez and Spain strike partner Fernando Torres was an option.
“Liverpool and Chelsea are both big clubs with a lot of attraction,” he said before adding, “Liverpool have a Spanish coach and I also have a lot of friends there.
“When Rafa was coach at Valencia and I was at Zaragoza there was contact about me joining Valencia but I couldn’t arrive until the year after he left there.” (Telegraph)
Although Liverpool are reportedly not interested in signing David Villa maybe they could be persuaded to change their minds, especially if it meant they beat rivals Chelsea to his signature! Torres and Villa is a damn fine strike partnership, possibly be the best pairing in the world right now, is that too much for Rafa B to resist?