Wednesday, June 18, 2008

David Villa admits interest in Liverpool move

Chelsea face a fight with Real Madrid and Liverpool for the highly-rated Valencia striker David Villa, but they will have to pay 40 million euros - around £32 million.
Villa, 26, admitted yesterday that he could be persuaded to move to England and that while Chelsea interested him, the prospect of teaming up with former Valencia coach Rafael Benitez and Spain strike partner Fernando Torres was an option.

"Liverpool and Chelsea are both big clubs with a lot of attraction," he said before adding, "Liverpool have a Spanish coach and I also have a lot of friends there.
"When Rafa was coach at Valencia and I was at Zaragoza there was contact about me joining Valencia but I couldn't arrive until the year after he left there."
Villa eventually signed for Valencia from Zaragoza in 2005 and has gone on to make 101 appearances for the club, scoring 58 goals.

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