Valencia have played down any talk of star striker David Villa leaving the club by insisting that the Spaniard is not for sale, according to website Goal.com.
Reports had suggested that Valencia had priced the striker for around Ã¢â€šÂ¬40 million; however the Spanish club insist that Villa is not for sale, for any amount of money.
Villa had been subject to speculation before Euro 2008 and after his impressive hat-trick in SpainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first game against Russia, rumours intensified to such a level that nearly all the top European clubs were being linked with a move.
However, any move is unlikely to materialise now after Valencia manager Unai Emery told press: “This player is not on the market,I have demanded continuity in regards to Villa and Silva and I am confident that I will get it.
“The club have made it clear that the pair are not for sale.
“They are key to my plans for the future and there absence would be a problem.
“It is normal that the big European clubs are interested in Villa, but we are determined to fight to keep him in Valencia.”
Ã‚Â Reports claim that Chelsea thought Villa was on his way to Stamford Bridge before Euro 2008 in a Ã‚Â£20 million move, however Villa is now thought to be worth around Ã‚Â£30 million. However, with Emery looking to improve the team after ValenciaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s poor La Liga finish, it may take something very special to make the Copa del Rey champions sell up.
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