Chelsea elbow Real Madrid out of way for Valencia's Villa

Chelsea are threatening to trump Real Madrid for Valencia striker David Villa.

Chelsea are threatening to trump Real Madrid for Valencia striker David Villa.

AS says Real have pulled out of the battle for Villa after new president Florentino Perez decided not to go higher than £30 million for the Spain international.

Valencia are asking closer to £40 million - which is due to Chelsea's fresh interest, that has only arrived this week.