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Barcelona insist they have no plans to sell Arsenal target David Villa in January

23 Dec 2012 12:31:00

Barcelona insist they have no plans to sell Arsenal target David Villa in January

Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta has rejected reports linking David Villa with a move away from Camp Nou in January. Villa has been linked with a possible move to England with Arsenal thought to be keen on signing the Spanish international. Villa, who missed six months of last season with a broken leg, has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Barca side since his return from injury fuelling talk of a move away when the transfer window reopens next month. Zubizarreta insists they have no plans to offload Villa and that he remains a key part of their plans. "In January we will keep Villa and it is important to remember that Barcelona is a club that habitually does not accept offers for star players in Janaury," Zubizarreta told Canal Plus. "David is a player that brings goals and intensity to the team. "Now he has recovered from a serious injury I believe that he is offering a good level on the field. "It is normal that big players desire to play and this is perfect for the competition in the squad."


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