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Barcelona Rejects Liverpool’s Loan Bid for Villa, Mail Reports

January 01, 2013

Barcelona has rejected Liverpool’s offer to take striker David Villa on loan, the Daily Mail reported.

Villa, 31, is frustrated by a reduction in playing time and is open to a move to England, the Mail said. Barcelona will only consider a sale, the newspaper said.

Arsenal is also interested in Villa, who’s scored five goals in 17 games this seeason, but is reluctant to enter a bidding war after being told the price would be at least 16 million pounds ($26 million), the Mail said.

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