Barcelona will not sell David Villa for anything less than €20 million, El Mundo Deportivo has learned.
With the Spain international set to enter the final year of his contract next summer, there is every chance that he will be sold at the end of the current campaign.
Villa is unhappy by the lack of playing time at Camp Nou and is highly unlikely to extend his current contract.
While Barcelona chiefs have come to terms with losing the high-profile forward, they will not sell on the cheap, and are now holding out for at least €20 million.
Arsenal are believed to be leading the race for the 31-year-old, but they are likely to face a stiff competition from a number of top European clubs.
Villa is still regarded as one of the best forwards in world football, and he is eager to prove his worth and stake a claim for a starting berth in Spain’s 2014 World Cup squad.