Chelsea quietly confident landing Valencia star Villa

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Valencia striker David Villa.

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Valencia striker David Villa.

The News of the World says Chelsea have moved into pole position, after Real Madrid indicated they will persevere with French flop Karim Benzema.

Valencia remain under financial pressure to sell and the Blues are waiting to take advantage.

Villa's £30million price tag would instantly solve the La Liga outfit's financial problems, after their failure to sell their legendary Mestalla Stadium to property developers.

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