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PSG rule out move for Barca's Villa

July 8, 2012
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists the Ligue 1 outfit will not launch a bid for Barcelona striker David Villa this summer.

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Villa has been linked to PSG in recent weeks, with Spanish newspaper Sport claiming the Paris-based club were lining up a €30 million offer for the Spain international.

However, despite stating his respect for Villa, Ancelotti says he is not willing to take a risk on the injured striker.

"We have not thought about David Villa for the simple reason that he has been injured for a long time," Ancelotti said.

"He is a great forward, but we are in the process of searching for one who does not have physical problems. Besides, I do not even think that Barcelona would let him go."

Ancelotti has added Ezequiel Lavezzi to bolster PSG's attack this summer, while reports in Le Derniere Heure claim an €8 million bid for playmaker Matias Suarez will be submitted to Anderlecht this week.