Man Utd failed with last minute bid for Barcelona signing Villa
The Mirror says United failed in an 11th hour bid to steal Villa from under the noses of Barcelona.
The Spanish striker, who has just completed a £35million move to the Catalan giants, was being tracked by Sir Alex Ferguson, and Valencia have now confirmed that an English club made a last ditch attempt to sign the 28-year-old.
“We had a significant offer from England that was not Chelsea,” said Valencia president Manuel Llorente.
“But Barcelona was best for us and the player. Villa has given us a lot and he deserves this move, especially if you consider that he wanted to stay in Spain.”