Valencia stand firm on Villa

22 June 2009 02:52
Valencia have once again reiterated that they are not in contact with any club regarding David Villa. The Spain international has been the subject of much transfer speculation of late, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea reported to be interested in luring him away from Los Che. Financial uncertainty at the Mestalla only served to fuel those rumours, with Valencia expected to part with at least one of their big names this summer. However, the club have since insisted that Villa, among others, is not for sale, unless a preposterous offer is lodged. Valencia have strenuously denied that they are planning to send a representative to meet with the striker on Confederations Cup duty regarding a prospective move, and are confident the talented frontman will form part of their plans next season. "About the information that has been appearing concerning our player David Villa, the club want to reiterate that we are not negotiating with any club, neither Spanish nor foreign, about the possibility of transferring Villa," said club spokesman Jordi Bruixola. Focus "The president made it very clear what Valencia's stance is during Friday's press conference. David Villa is a very important player for us. "Also, it must be made clear that no director from the club has thought of travelling to South Africa to talk with the player. "The player is currently focused on the Spanish nation team and this is more important. "We would like to stop talking about this situation as it is not good for either the player or for our club to discuss it on a daily basis. "It was left very clear last Friday that we count on David Villa. We understand that he will have had some difficult days and that any person could have been affected by it all. "Obviously, when the time is right, we will talk with Villa so that he understands that the project at Valencia is very ambitious and that they count on him."

Source: SKY_Sports