Two-nil: Madrid agree fee for David Villa

Real Madrid are ploughing on with new president Florentino Perez's high-profile recruitment policy by agreeing a deal for Valencia forward David Villa – the day after signing Kaka. According to Marca, the basic fee will be 38m Euro (£32.7m) but the transfer will include clauses which will see his fee increase depending on the number of goals that he scores for his new club. The Spain striker, who has attracted interest from Chelsea among many other clubs, is now set for talks with the Bernabeu giants over personal terms. Neither Valencia nor Real Madrid have moved to formally deny the agreement, although Jorge Valdano, Madrid's Director General has commented, "We are making no considerations on Villa - we're just talking about who we've signed."

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