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Valencia stand firm on Villa transfer talks

Valencia are standing firm in regards to potential transfer talks surrounding star striker David Villa. The Spaniard has been linked with several clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea in recent times but a spokesman for the club said there were no talks taking place with potential suitors.

"About the information that has been appearing concerning our player David Villa, the club want to reiterate that we are not negotiating with any club, neither Spanish nor foreign, about the possibility of transferring Villa," said Jordi Bruixola.

"The president made it very clear what Valencia's stance is during Friday's press conference. David Villa is a very important player for us.

"Also, it must be made clear that no director from the club has thought of travelling to South Africa to talk with the player.

"The player is currently focused on the Spanish nation team and this is more important.

"We would like to stop talking about this situation as it is not good for either the player or for our club to discuss it on a daily basis.

"It was left very clear last Friday that we count on David Villa. We understand that he will have had some difficult days and that any person could have been affected by it all.

"Obviously, when the time is right, we will talk with Villa so that he understands that the project at Valencia is very ambitious and that they count on him."

Andrew Slevison
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