Villa tells Valencia: I will only leave for Barcelona
Despite rival offers from Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid, Villa has informed Valencia president Manuel Llorente of his decision. There has been no public statements from the club, nor representatives, out of respect to others - which has been on the insistence of Villa.
The striker is settled at the Mestalla and would be happy to stick to the new contract he signed last season. But he also knows Valencia's financial situation and is prepared to be sold - but only to Treble winners Barca, says Sport.