According to Portuguese source Abola Chelsea will fight Juventus for Barcelona forward David Villa.
The West London side continue to pursue the experienced Spanish international who may well be keen on a Nou Camp departure due to the fact that he is by no means guaranteed a first team spot under boss Tito Vilanova and talk of an apparent falling out with Argentine Lionel Messi may well play a part in a possible exit from the Catalan giants.
The former Valencia man hasn’t made the biggest of impacts since his move to the Spanish giants from Valencia and a long term injury further stifled his progress at Barcelona and there are perhaps two good reasons why the 30 year old could be open to a move to a move to Stamford Bridge.
Villa’s most prolific period in the Spanish national team set-up occurred when he formed part of a two pronged attack with Fernando Torres, who is of course manfully trying to get his Chelsea career back on track after a poor opening period following his £50m move from Liverpool.
Secondly at club level David Villa enjoyed a great three year spell at the Metalla alongside Juan Mata. During this spell both players grew immensely and Roberto Di Matteo may believe the addition of a lethal finisher at the spearhead of his Blues attack could greatly improve their chances of securing a Premier League title and continued Champions League success.
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