Arsenal face new hurdle to convince Barcelona ace Villa of January move

Barcelona striker David Villa won't push for a move to Arsenal this month with a new baby on the way.

Barcelona striker David Villa won't push for a move to Arsenal this month with a new baby on the way.

The Daily Star Sunday says Barca ace Villa, 31 wants to quit the Nou Camp and fancies a switch to the Gunners but will remain in Spain for the birth of the tot, due next month.

However, Villa IS keen on a move to north London in the summer after a miserable spell on the sidelines at the Catalan giants.

“His wife is said to be expecting a boy in ­February, their third child. David doesn’t want to be away during that time so a move now looks very unlikely,” said a source.

“But David does want to leave – he is frustrated and a little sad, too. His time here hasn’t been the best.”

Barca have told Arsenal only a £16million offer will be enough to land a player they paid Valencia £35m for in 2010.

But Arsene Wenger knows he can snatch a Spanish goal-scoring legend for a fraction of that cost if he stays patient.

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