Valencia battle to keep stars

Vice-president acknowledges clubs would want Villa and Silva

Villa and Silva: Who wouldn't want these two?

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Valencia vice-president Fernando Gomez says the club are determined to hang on to David Villa and David Silva.

The attacking duo have been linked with a string of Europe's top clubs after being tipped to leave Valencia over the summer.

Villa's agent has encouraged Tottenham Hotspur to make a bid for the striker, while Atletico Madrid are keen on Silva.

Gomez has no offers to consider, but is aware that both Villa and Silva will be coveted by other teams.

Going to wait

"On a sporting level, who wouldn't want to count on them?" Gomez told Valencian newspaper Las Provincias.

"I will do everything possible so that they continue with us, the president also has that intention, but we are going to wait.

"I also have no offer on the table, although I will study all those that arrive for any player."

Silva's agent, Julio Llorente, claims that Atletico have made a bid for the attacker, who impressed in Spain's successful Euro 2008 campaign.

Llorente said: "Atletico got in contact with us once and if they really want the player they should talk to Valencia."