Villa wants Valencia stay

10 April 2009 08:22
Valencia striker David Villa has again dismissed renewed speculation linking him with a move to England by insisting he wants to see out his six-year contract with the club. Villa and his agent have continually rejected reports that he is set for a move to the Premier League, indeed his representatives suggest the Spanish international is far from keen on leaving his homeland. Whilst Real Madrid and Barcelona keep a watching brief on his situation, it is Chelsea and Manchester City who are known to be keenest. And press reports in England have further increased speculation about the Spaniard with Chelsea reportedly close to a £40million deal. But Villa has again responded by insisting he wants to see out the six-year deal he only signed with Valencia last August. "Rumours do not affect me because to tell the truth I am expecting them, I am not influenced by them," he told AS. "The club has not informed me about anything other than the six-year they wanted me to fulfil on my contract - they say just forget it and concentrate on the sport. "If something comes, it will be discussed but now it is a waste of time. "I get tired of answering the same thing." Valencia are currently fifth in La Liga and as it stands would not be in next season's UEFA Champions League, but Villa again insists that will not have a bearing on his future - although he is only thinking about making the top-four. "If the landscape changes on a professional level, our decisions won't because I want to stay," he continued. "We all know what it means if we go a year without the Champions League, so we want to reach the fourth place. "Nothing is going through my mind over than reaching the first four." Six more yearsHe was then asked would he be in Valencia in September, he replied: "I don't look at September, as I am here for the next six-years. "Unless someone from the club says otherwise, and repeat this has not happened, then I am here for six-years." Valencia could yet be forced to sell Villa and other prized assets, as their off-field problems mount, with reported debts of near £500million. But Villa insists the squad try not to focus on the non-playing matters at the club. "The players try to isolate themselves from those things," he continued. "We go to work and when we talk about the issues at the club, the only thing that can be a relief for us is when we play on a Sunday. "Even during bad times, we try and stay focussed."

Source: SKY_Sports

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