Villa dismisses Chelsea transfer speculation

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Valencia striker David Villa has dismissed fresh speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea after insisting he wants to see out his contract with the Spanish club.

The Spain striker is reported to be a £35m summer transfer target for the Blues, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are also believed to be in the running for the 27-year-old hot-shot.

But after signing a new six-year contract at Valencia earlier in the season, Villa insists he is not looking to move on in the summer.

"Rumours do not affect me because to tell the truth I am expecting them, I am not influenced by them," he told AS.

"The club has not informed me about anything other than the six-year they wanted me to fulfil on my contract. They say just forget it and concentrate on the sport.

"If something comes, it will be discussed but now it is a waste of time. I get tired of answering the same thing.

"If the landscape changes on a professional level, our decisions won't because I want to stay.

"I don't look at September, as I am here for the next six years.

"Unless some from the club says otherwise, and repeat this has not happened, then I am here for six years."

Elsewhere, Osasuna coach Jose Antonio Camacho has every intention of returning to Real Madrid in the future.

The 53-year-old spent his entire playing career with the club before enduring a difficult spell as coach during the 2004-05 campaign.

However, he would not want to coach Real again, telling Spanish Eurosport: "My time in charge at Real Madrid has passed.

"I know that in the future I will return to the club although I do not know in what position or with what mission, but I know I do not want to be coach.

"Sooner or later I will go back to the club that has been my life, but there are phases when opportunities arise and I will never again take charge of the team."

Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Xavi has attempted to play down the euphoria that followed Wednesday's 4-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Camp Nou.

Despite being top of La Liga and extremely likely to be playing Chelsea in the semi-finals of Europe's premier competition, Xavi insists the club has won nothing yet.

He told Marca: "Josep Guardiola teaches us that if we work as a team then it is easier. If you run five or ten metres to help your team-mates, everything is simpler and you enjoy having the ball more.

"There are no secrets. In football this has all been invented.

"It has been fantastic, the fans have enjoyed it and it has been better than imagined. There is always room for improvement though.

"The mentality of the team this year is extraordinary and it helps us to win matches and to go on the pitch to attack our opponents.

"We are not through to the semi-finals yet though, there are still 90 minutes left. We have experience of going away from home and losing, so we will be going to win in Munich."