Valencia president says Villa stays

Valencia’s new president, Vicente Soriano, says no big names players – including David Villa – will be leaving the Spanish club.

Soriano told AS: “I refuse to sell any essential player from this squad.

“Those clubs can keep their hands in their pockets. Valencia is not a spot for fishing where clubs can come and take our players.

“I assure you no star players are leaving here. Very soon we will be back among the elite in Europe.”