Real confirm Villa interest

09 June 2009 08:07
Real Madrid have confirmed that Valencia striker David Villa is another of their summer transfer targets. Real have already grabbed the headlines with their £59million signing of Brazil star Kaka from AC Milan, with more star names expected to follow. Club president Florentino Perez, who oversaw the 'galacticos' policy during his previous stint at the helm, has named Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spain international Villa as further potential signings. Perez revealed he has held talks with Valencia counterpart Manuel Llorente, but insists he will not pursue Villa should the Mestalla outfit elect to retain his services. Los Che's current financial problems mean they may be forced to sell a number of their top stars, with Chelsea also reported to be monitoring Villa's situation. Perez told Telemadrid: "I have spoken to (new Valencia president) Manuel Llorente and we need time to see what the actual situation is at Valencia and what they are going to do. "If they want to keep him (Villa) I think that would be a fitting decision and one I would respect." Spanish sports daily Marca claims that a deal is in place for Real to sign Villa for around 37million euros (£32million).

Source: SKY_Sports