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Villa has cooled talk of a move away from Barcelona

Tottenham target David Villa coy on Barcelona future

Villa has cooled talk of a move away from Barcelona

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The 31-year-old has refused to comment on rumours linking him with a move to England amid interest from Tottenham who are leading the race to sign the prolific Spain striker

Barcelona striker David Villa distanced himself from speculation regarding his future amid intense speculation that he is set for a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal courted the prolific Spain forward over the course of the January transfer window but Goal understands it is now their north London rivals Tottenham who are in pole position to sign the 31-year-old having already lodged a £10 million bid with the Liga champions

However, Villa refused to be drawn on the subject, stressing he is only concentrating on his international duties with Spain, who jet off to Brazil later this month for the Confederations Cup.

"I have a contract and I have always said that I'm very happy in Barcelona," he 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 [at the Confederations Cup] 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 reigning world and European champions kick off their Confederations Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 16.