Chelsea, Man Utd in contact with Villa agent

The agent of Valencia striker David Villa is fielding interest from England's biggest clubs.

The agent of Valencia striker David Villa is fielding interest from England's biggest clubs.

Villa will emerge as 2010's hottest transfer property after declaring today he was ready to move to the Premiership next season.

The Times says his agent, Jose Luis Tamargo has been contacted by the decision-makers at Chelsea, Manchester City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the past two years, but the list of realistic potential suitors in England has been reduced to just three.

Chelsea would love to partner Villa with Drogba, but know that a move in January is impossible, while a transfer embargo is likely to prevent a summer move. Manchester City have been willing to push for him in the recent past, but their project has, until now, not been attractive enough for the player.

Manchester United have also registered an interest, but have never followed it up with an offer.