By SIMON JONES
Tottenham are the latest club to show interest in Barcelona striker David Villa.
The 31-year-old has been the subject of enquiries from Arsenal also but Barca will not loan him out and will only sell for around £16m.
Liverpool were this week rebuffed in a bold attempt to take Villa on loan.
Barcelona told the Reds that they will not entertain the idea of letting the Spain international go out on loan and will only consider a bumper transfer offer to sell in this window.
Villa became a key member of Barca’s side after joining the club in 2010 but since recovering from a broken leg suffered last season he has struggled to regain his place.
Chelsea were also interested in Villa but have instead secured the signature of Demba Ba from Newcastle.
The former Valencia star was part of Spain’s 2010 World Cup-winning side.