Chelsea alerted as Villa again courts Premiership interest

Chelsea have been alerted to fresh comments from Valencia striker David Villa stating he is still open to a move away from Spain.

Chelsea have been alerted to fresh comments from Valencia striker David Villa stating he is still open to a move away from Spain.

The 28-year-old, who has previously been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, did not want to move away from the country last summer as his wife was pregnant.

"At that time I had my own personal reasons," he told Sky Sports News.

"At that moment, when it looked like I might have to leave Valencia, it's true there were a few problems, or personal reasons why I wanted to continue playing in Spain.

"I certainly didn't want to move away from Spain. But I'll analyse it again and this summer will be different. You don't know what is going to happen."