Chelsea eye swoop for Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Barca star David Villa
Chelsea are preparing a strong bid for the Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target David Villa. The Champions League winners believe the out of favor Barcelona star will provide Chelsea with the edge they need to contend for the Premier League title.
Insiders at Stamford Bridge claim Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez is extremely interested in acquiring the services of fellow Spaniard, who can be fetched for a mere £12 million during the January transfer window.
Due to factors such as affordable price and exceptional skills, David Villa has become one of the most sought after transfer objects in the football market this fall. Arsenal and Liverpool have been tracking the Spain international since the summer transfer window.
It is believed Barcelona will honor transfer wishes from their unsettled striker. Earlier in the season, David Villa announced he was unhappy at Barcelona for reasons such as lack of playing time and troubles in the locker room.
The former Valencia striker has reportedly been involved in a quandary with Barcelona’s crown jewel Lionel Messi. Apparently, the two forwards are having a hard time getting along which is why David Villa wants to move out of Camp Nou.
Chelsea were expected to sign in the Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle, but the young German star is only available for a loan deal. Signing in David Villa will also cut cost on Chelsea’s dream of signing in a world class striker, such as the Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao.
Reportedly, Chelsea are having a hard time negotiating the final price of the Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao. Frank Lampard’s departure from the club during the January transfer window means Chelsea will have an opening to fill in with these transfer prospects.
Just Recently Frank Lampard declared his Chelsea career was over after the club asked him to find himself a new home during the January transfer window. This move confirms Chelsea’s plans of signing in a striker during the January transfer window.
“Frank is absolutely distraught. He wants to keep playing for Chelsea but they’ve told him to find another club in the January transfer window,” a source close to Frank Lampard said. “He can’t believe it. All he wants to do is play for Chelsea. This club means everything to him.”
Fernando Torres has picked up form since the beginning of the season. Therefore, Chelsea will be able to boast about one of the most threatening attacks in the world if they sign in a top notch striker during the January transfer window.