Chelsea prepare €14m Villa bid

Barcelona forward David Villa is reportedly the number one target for Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez in the January window.

Spanish international Villa has had a frustrating season to date, flitting in and out of the Blaugrana first team as he seeks to recover from injury.

Yesterday he was linked with Swansea, who have a track record for importing talent from La Liga, but their Coach Michael Laudrup laughed off the rumours, and Chelsea it seems are a much more realistic destination.

Interim Coach Benitez is reported by the Daily Mirror to be keen to pair Villa up with Fernando Torres, who he once enjoyed a very productive partnership with in the colours of Spain.

The fee the Londoners are said to be preparing to part with is €14m.

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