Valencia striker David Villa admits he is aware of rumours linking him with Barcelona. There's talk this week that Barca have verbally agreed terms with Valencia for the prolific striker.

Villa, speaking with Don Balon, insisted: "The rumours are not affecting me. I have to be relaxed to round off the season with my team and then think about the World Cup.

"There is no real deal (with Barcelona)."

However, Villa did not deny he knows Barca are interested in signing him.