Agent: Villarreal rejected Barcelona's offer for Giuseppe Rossi

The Spanish and European champions will have to up its offer if it plans to land the Italian international striker
Barcelona has had its offer for striker Giuseppe Rossi rejected by Villarreal, the player's agent Andrea Pastorello has revealed.

The Catalan club has been linked with the Italian ace for several weeks now, but Villarreal is determined not to sell its prized asset on the cheap.

Pastorello, who represents Rossi, has indicated he was unaware of the terms offered by Barcelona, but guaranteed it did not the match valuation set by the former Parma player's employers.

"We dot not know the figure of the proposal, but we know it is insufficient for the expectations of Villarreal," he explained to ONA FM.

"We have been waiting for answers for some days, but nothing yet, and we cannot do anything else."

Rossi, who joined Villarreal from Manchester United in 2007, has a reported release clause of 40 million euros in his contract.

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