Valencia striker Villa again on agenda for Barcelona coach Guardiola

Barcelona are reviving last summer's interest in Valencia ace David Villa.

Sport says Barca went well down the road to signing Villa at the end of last season, with sports director Txiki Begiristain meeting with the striker's agent, Jose Luis Tamargo.

Barca coach Pep Guardiola believes Villa can work with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and also can replace Frenchman Thierry Henry, who will leave the Nou Camp in June.

Valencia quoted €50 million for Villa when Barca came calling last year, but will have to scale back their demands this time round with a sale needed to cover growing debts.