EPL Transfers: Chelsea Move on David Villa, Manchester United Hug Luis Fabiano

Salaar ShamsiSenior Writer IMay 14, 2008

Nicolas Anelka and £9m will be enough for Chelsea to bring David Villa to Stamford Bridge for next season.

Salvador Gonzales earlier had said it would have to be a very special offer from Chelsea to lure Villa away to London—but Rafeal Morera (executive director in charge at Valencia) confirmed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was considering the offer.

"We have had talks, we have to see what comes of them," said Morera.

David Villa, meanwhile, is excited by the prospect of moving to London to play for Chelsea.

"It's where the real football is played. If Valencia have to sell me to regain money, I will accept that," revealed Villa.

Chelsea are currently linked with many high profile players including Sergio Ramos, Sergio Aguero, Ricardo Quaresma, Micah Richards, Lionel Messi, Giovanni Dos Santos besides David Villa.

The Blues have already captured Porto's Jose Bosingwa for £16.6m.

Chelsea's title rivals Manchester United are also looking to strengthen their own attacking force.

Manchester United have lost faith in the injury-prone Luis Saha and have set their sights on Sevilla's Brazilian forward Luis Fabiano.

Sevilla's failure to make the Champions League is an added bonus for United. The Red Devils will be looking to offer an amount close to £14m for Fabiano, who has scored a staggering 33 goals this season.

Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez, and Fabiano in the same team sounds like 'GOALS' to me—and perhaps another title waiting to be collected.

That's the transfer news. But before any of that takes place, we are off to Moscow for one final showdown.