Valencia keen on Barcelona pair Krkic, Hleb in swap for Villa

Barcelona are ready to discuss a major swap offer with Valencia for striker David Villa.

Barcelona are ready to discuss a major swap offer with Valencia for striker David Villa.

Barca chased hard for Villa last summer before deciding on a deal for Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Barca coach Pep Guardiola remains keen on 28 year-old Villa and wants to explore the prospect of signing the prolific striker at the end of this season.

Valencia need to sell to balance the books and would welcome cash-plus-player swap talks with Barca over Bojan Krkic and Alex Hleb.