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another transfer story to start the year: David Villa
Barcelona will not accept any offer for Villa in January. The club has spoken to him and so has Tito Vilanova, who by the way wants to be on the bench against Espanyol today, feeling stronger after his operation 17 days ago. Villa is not happy with his situation and his agent has been in England this year already, but he will wait till the end of the season to see if his situation changes. He has only played two full games this season and none of real importance.
If he doesn't feel important anymore at the end of the season, he will consider a transfer with the Premier League as his preferred choice. That is the reason why Barcelona are trying to convince Neymar, at the moment without success, to come to the Camp Nou a year before expected. If Neymar doesn’t come next summer, Barcelona will search for another striker and meanwhile they will ask for around 15 million for Villa, whose contract finishes in 2014.
Arsene Wenger rang Villa three weeks back (so it is not only Barcelona or Madrid who do that kind of thing, I must add, it happens everywhere, it is common practice) but he got the message that the player's idea is to stay put till the end of the season where a decision will be taken