Date: 19th June 2011 at 7:00pm
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It’s been a bit of slow summer so far for Chelsea, rumours have been rife even though we’re still without a manager and probably a little way of making a signing or two, but I wanted to know what you all thought of this latest link.

There have been several reports today linking us to Barcelona’s David Villa, who may have to be sold so that the Catalan club to pay for the transfer of Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas as Pep Guardiola is working to a strict budget and a large portion of it is expected to go on Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez and Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi.

It’s thought that Pep would rather not have to sell one of his stars, but rumours suggest the Villa has been offered to the likes Chelsea and Manchester City to raise cash for Fabregas. The Spanish striker arrived at the Camp Nou for £34m last summer. I’m not exactly sure how much Barca are hoping to raise by selling him, but if they’re expecting us to pay more than £30m they’re being optimistic, especially for a player that is turning 30 next season.

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