Villa and Silva 'will not leave'
Valencia vice-president rules out selling star duo
By James Dall. Last Updated: December 15, 2008 11:40am
Silva and Villa: Star duo
Valencia vice-president Fernando Gomez has ruled out selling star duo David Villa and David Silva.
Reports have suggested Los Che could be forced to part company with a number of their key players in the January transfer window amid growing concerns over their financial plight.
Cash-fuelled Manchester City have been linked with striker Villa while winger Silva was mooted as a potential Manchester United target over the summer.
Gomez is adamant that neither will be departing in the new year, but conceded towering forward Nikola Zigic and former Newcastle United playmaker Hugo Viana could seek exits in search of first-team football.
"Villa and Silva are not going to be leaving Valencia," Gomez was quoted as saying in El Confidencial.
"There are the possible exits of Zigic and Hugo Viana, but that is because they are players who need to play because here they have not had opportunities."