Arsenal transfers: Barcelona play down David Villa exit talk

Arsenal transfers: David Villa will not be leaving Barcelona this summer, according to the La Liga club's president Sandro Rosell

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Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for David Villa in January Photo: FC Barcelona

David Villa will not be leaving Barcelona to join Arsenal this summer, according to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell.

The 31-year-old striker’s future has been a source of constant speculation in recent months and the Gunners reportedly came close to signing the Spaniard back in January.

Tottenham have also been linked with a swoop for the forward, who was limited to just 17 La Liga starts last season.

However, Rosell insists that there have been no official bids from any clubs for the striker and is fully expecting Villa to stay at Camp Nou.

“The rumours about the future of David Villa are not true,” said Rosell.

“He is a forward who belongs to our club and until now we have not received offers. He has a contract with the club and that will remain.”

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