Chelsea Eye David Villa As Messi Bust-up Threatens Barca Future

By on November 9, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea eye David Villa.

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Chelsea are monitoring David Villa’s situation after his Barcelona future was thrown in to serious doubt following another bust-up with Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Star.

The Spaniard was involved in a furious row with the Argentinean superstar following Barca’s shock 2-1 Champions League defeat to Celtic on Wednesday night. This is the second time the pair have clashed this season and this latest confrontation could spell the end of Villa’s Nou Camp career.

Bosses at Barcelona are concerned the tension between the two strikers could develop into something that threatens team moral, as well as potentially affecting Messi’s form, so Villa could be set for the chop.

The 30-year-old striker has struggled to rediscover his past form after returning to fitness from a broken leg, and Barca are tempted to cash in now before his value falls any further.

The Catalans are keen to sign a new striker with Radamel Falcao and Neymar their top targets, and the sale of Villa would go some way to funding their plans. Chelsea are also interested in Falcao but are refusing to meet his £46m valuation and have been forced to look for alternatives, and the availability of Villa has alerted the West Londoners.

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With Fernando Torres continuing to struggle for form, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is desperate to add another goal threat to his squad and there aren’t many strikers who can match Villa’s impressive record of 271 goals in 543 games during his illustrious career.

Would Chelsea fans welcome the signing of Villa? Get involved in the comments section.

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50 Comments

  1. Douglas

    November 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Chelsea should go for young strikers, for me TORRES is better than VILLA…he’s a flop

  2. Bakare aliu

    November 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

    All we chelsea fans needs are new young talented footballers coz i can see how brighter d blues are seeing now,i don’t want us 2 regret buying a player with huge sum of money N @ d end not giving us d best we need.so i’ll advise 2 go 4 young players with little amount & 4get competion from other teams.tnx

  3. shedrack osilama

    November 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

    plzzzz all we need is falcao we should accept d prize

  4. Osman Rahim

    November 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I think a young striker can make the job easy 4 chelsea.while not Reus,Schrulle n others out there.thk 2 all chelsea mangement,fans n players all

  5. Oyeniyi muinirudeen

    November 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    4get about new striker and recall lukaku from loan

  6. Faruk ak

    November 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Falcao and william is ok blues 4 life

  7. vivek rathod

    November 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    We need goals, villa will bring more goals. Age doesn’t matter

  8. desmond

    November 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

    We dnt need villa,all we need is a very young strike like neymar,remmy,dey want to make names for themselves and not players who are using their past glory on field of play.blues go for 3point tomorrow

  9. Gary

    November 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    There is no way Chelsea will go for a 30 year old player!!!

  10. Chiking

    November 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Chelsea owner(Roman Ibra….) said dat he didn’t need a player above 30yr of age, why villa? Plz we need young strikers and experience striker like falcao etc.

  11. enoch

    November 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    as a stricker try shooting 4rm any angle i think torres now needs a chalenge 4rm a very sharp stricker like falcao,lewandowski nd remy if not then bring back lukaku,such a strong nd physicaly talented player willing 2 do better 4 chelsea give him a chance like with patience like we did 4 torres nd he will prove his greatness as a stricker.

  12. HOBEWA

    November 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

    plz no.. No more! Indian sunil chetri vl b beter! Jst saying.. Instead of bringing in a barca reject bring back lukaku!

  13. falade charles

    November 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    pls chelsea should look for young strike that can match d likes of oscar,hazzard and mata d eral of old leg as end now

  14. saheed

    November 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Get us young player bcs villa is nw old get us falcao, falcao is better dan villa. wat we need nw is 2 bring in young tarlent 2 ur club blue 4life!

  15. saheed

    November 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Get us young player bcs villa is nw old get us falcao, falcao is better dan villa. wat we need nw is 2 bring in young tarlent 2 ur club

  16. abubakar soliu

    November 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

    we are not in need of villa,bring falcao 4us and lukaku what u want u can do it on torres and sturidge both are killing chelsea and fans

    • abubakar soliu

      November 18, 2012 at 10:23 am

      i mean whatever u like u can do it for torres and sturidge

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