Villa open to Premier League move

Valencia striker David Villa – a long-term transfer target for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United – has revealed he would be interested in moving to the Premier League.

The Spanish international has been in scintillating form this season with 17 goals in 19 appearances for club and country.

But cash-strapped Valencia could be forced to sell their prized asset to ease their crippling debts of approximately £500 million.

And the 27-year-old – who ruled out a move to England over the summer – has now admitted that a transfer to the Premier League is not out of the question.

“I have not closed the door on any club because I only have a short career and I want to enjoy my football,” he said in the Daily Star.

“I have had a lot of offers, but I would have to pick the best option, and that could be in the Premier League, which I have never ruled out.”

Reports have linked Villa with a move to league leaders Chelsea, who will be without Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou during January due to the African Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson may see the prolific hitman as the ideal partner to Wayne Rooney as the champions look to reduce the deficit at the top of the table and win a record fourth consecutive Premier League title.