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Man Utd reopen talks with Valencia for star striker Villa

Manchester United are ready to make a fresh move for Valencia strike-ace David Villa. The Daily Mail says the 27-year-old is back at the top of the club's wish list, with Sir Alex Ferguson determined to get his man.

United thought they might land Spain's star of Euro 2008 last May by matching Valencia's asking price, only for Villa to stall as he hoped to join either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

But now, with the Spanish clubs investing heavily in other strikers, United hope he can be persuaded to join them next summer.

They have made contact with Valencia through an intermediary, and want to agree a deal ahead of the World Cup to avoid an auction.

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