Eidur Villa talk rejected

Former Chelsea star set to leave Barca

Gudjohsen: Weighing up options

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Eidur Gudjohnsen's agent has played down reports linking the Barcelona star with a move to Aston Villa.

The former Chelsea and Bolton forward looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after dropping down the pecking order at Camp Nou.

A host of clubs are thought to be keen on luring the 29-year-old back to the Premier League with Villa, Manchester City, West Ham and Portsmouth all credited with an interest in the player.

The player's father and agent, Arnor Gudjohnsen, says the Iceland international would be interested in a move back to England, but is unlikely to be keen on a switch to Villa for personal reasons.

"I have seen some speculation about Eidur and Aston Villa, but I don't think he was very keen on that," Gudjohnsen Snr told skysports.com.

"I think if he was to return to England he would prefer to go to London or Manchester rather than Birmingham.

"There are a few clubs interested, but there is nothing serious at the moment.

"I think he will leave Barcelona and he is keeping his options open at present."