Arsenal and Tottenham are set to miss out on Football Transfer Tavern’s favourite Spaniard David Villa after Barcelona president Sandro Rosell claimed the striker will stay in Spain this summer, as reported by the Express.
Both North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on signing the former Valencia striker who has failed to cement a starting place in the Barcelona first team since he broke his leg 18 months ago.
Spurs once again failed to qualify for the Champions League and so are struggling to attract the sort of player that they need in order to push their way into the top four.
Arsenal are desperate to add a consistent goalscorer to their side after the gamble of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski to replace Robin van Persie failed to pay off this season.
The North London due will not give up on the striker and will both bid in the coming weeks to add goals to their sides.
The Spanish striker is with his national side in Brazil for the Confederations Cup this month and will return to pre-season training with Barcelona as normal at the end of July.