Chelsea set to miss out on Valencia's Villa

David Villa of Valencia seems set to join Real Madrid after his club Valencia reportedly turned down an offer from Chelsea.

David Villa of Valencia seems set to join Real Madrid after his club Valencia reportedly turned down an offer from Chelsea.

Chelsea's Spanish scout, Juan Cruz Sol, met with Los Che president Manuel Llorente on Thursday and said after the meeting to Valencian newspaper Levante: "Chelsea made an important offer for him (Villa).

"But the answer (from Valencia) was 'no' because negotiations with Real Madrid are very advanced.

"Hence, there's no possibility that Villa will go to Chelsea because he wants to go to Real Madrid.

"The purpose of the meeting was to have some contact and know with certainty what Villa's situation is.

"Now we have clear ideas and we know that to expect."

Valencia president Manuel Llorente revealed an offer for the striker had been received but refused to confirm whether it was from Chelsea.

He told regional newspaper Las Provincias: "Yes, we have an offer for Villa but not from Spain."