Arsenal target Villa refuses to be drawn on speculation of Barcelona exit

David Villa has declined to comment on reports in the Spanish media that he was set to leave Barcelona this summer and move to the Premier League, with Arsenal said to have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool to his signature, according to ESPN.

Villa is about to travel to the United States with the Spain national team in preparation for the Confederations Cup, to be held in Brazil ahead of next year’s World Cup finals. The reigning world and European champions will play friendlies against Haiti and the Republic of Ireland before moving to South America for the tournament.

And Villa has insisted his focus is on the national team, rather than his club future. “I have a contract and I have always said that I’m very happy at Barcelona, Villa said. “Throughout my career I have always been respectful of my current club. Right now I’m just thinking about doing a good job in Brazil and then we will see.

We will have to analyse many things during the summer, but as of right now I’m not thinking of anything else other than playing football for Spain.

The 31-year-old has been at Barcelona since leaving Valencia in 2010, scoring 47 goals in 115 games for the Catalans, and was part of the Spain team that won the European Championships in 2008 and the World Cup two years later, missing Euro 2012 through injury after suffering a broken leg in late 2011.

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