Chelsea and Manchester City are back in for Valencia star David Villa.

It's emerged in the last 24 hours that a deal with Real Madrid for the Spain international has dramatically collapsed over claims Valencia have suddenly upped their asking price.

It's understood that a Premiership offer has arrived - far greater than what Real president Florentino Perez believed he had agreed for Villa - and the Madrid giants are now turning to Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both confirmed big-money suitors for Villa.