The agent of in-demand Valencia striker David Villa has revealed the Spanish international is not interested in a move to the Premier League, and that he has already rejected an approach from Manchester City. Villa, top-scorer at Euro 2008 and who opened the scoring for his country against England last week, has long been targeted by a host of high-profile clubs, including Chelsea, Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid. While Manchester City have reportedly made a £50 million approach for the striker, fresh from the disappointment of failing to land AC Milan's Kaka for a bid in excess of £100 million. However, the forward's agent, Jose Luis Tamargo says Villa will not be moving to the Premier League in the summer, with La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona now favourites to land his signature, should he leave the Mestalla. "David has rejected the chance to play in England," he told the Daily Mirror. "It would be a nonsense to negotiate with Manchester City and Chelsea aren't interested. "If Valencia do decide to sell him he wants to stay in Spain."
18 February 2009
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