Manchester City look set to fail with a £50m bid to sign Spanish superstar David Villa as the striker’s agent says he does not want to move. (Daily Mirror)
Don’t really know how David Villa could make his stance more clear. Here you have David Villa who went through a miserable year last year under Ronald Koeman with Valencia and he didn’t leave then. This is also the same David Villa who played a major role in Spain’s Euro 2008 run. Finally, even with Valencia behind on player wages Villa commitment to the club is still strong.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is wanted by his former club Marseille, who say they will do everything they can to re-sign him. (Daily Star)
Drogba may need a fresh start to get his career going again but returning to Marseille would be taking two steps back.
Aston Villa’s Stilian Petrov believes the club will be able to hold on to midfielder Gareth Barry if they can qualify for next season’s Champions League. (Daily Star)
It would be ironic that if Aston Villa do qualify for the Champions League they deem Barry surplus to requirements and try to sell him over the summer.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has conceded the title to Manchester United who he has branded “untouchable”. (Daily Mirror)
Fulham may say something about that today. A team well organized at the back like Fulham may be able to hold United at bay.
Everton’s Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta has not ruled out playing for England when he becomes eligible for British citizenship next January. (Telegraph)
Good player, it’s bad luck he is shut out of the Spanish national team but there is no way Fabio Capello is going to take on such a distraction heading into the 2010 World Cup.
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