Rumour: Chelsea target Villa

Under wraps: Barca striker David Villa. Photo: PA

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez is intent on teaming up Barcelona striker David Villa with international team-mate Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge.

After suffering a broken leg last season, Villa has struggled to re-establish himself in Barca's first team, and the Catalan giants may let him leave for the right price. Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with Villa, but Chelsea surely have the upper hand in terms of the wages they could afford to pay the 2010 World Cup star. [Mirror]