This source suggests that a certain Spanish hotshot could well be the subject of a British transfer record bid!
Manchester City and Chelsea are leading the race to land David Villa.
The striker’s potless Valencia club are close to going bust – and City are ready to take advantage with a ‘substantial’ bid for the 26-year-old.
Valencia resisted the temptation to sell their star last summer.
But he would now go for far less than the £40million Chelsea were prepared to pay six months ago. (Daily Mirror)
This transfer is once again back in the tabloids, but could it really happen this time? The hugely prolific Spanish international had the season of his life last term in both the La Liga and at the European Championships but once again it is claimed that his Valencia side needs money urgently to avoid a financial meltdown. Chelsea will of course make the move into something of a bidding war and the touted move to Real Madrid seems dead and buried following Schuster’s acquisition of Huntelaar and with Barcelona already overflowing with strikers a move to the Premier League does seem more likely. Let the auction begin! Do Man City fans think that Mark Hughes should go all in for the diminutive finisher?
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 1/10