Real Madrid drop out of running for Chelsea, Man City target Villa

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

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.

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