Villarreal president Fernando Roig has revealed that they have received no formal approach from Barcelona or anyone else for Giuseppe Rossi
Rossi has been linked with a move to Barcelona for months now, and speculation intensified recently when Rossi’s agent stated his client would be interested in a move, event if he was not guaranteed a regular place in the Barca team.
“Talks have not [happened] here, and we have not [received] offers from any club,” Roig told Marca. “The player is on vacation. [As] I said he wants to be here, [he is] happy, and wants to stay. [Rossi] is a key player, is an important player and therefore the club has him and his goals for next season [in mind].”
We are still early in the transfer window, with a lot of players and managers on vacation. I expect Barca’s interest in Rossi to heat up early next month when Barca return for preseason training.
If Barca do sign Rossi, what does that say about David Villa? Is his place at Barca under threat and will Barca look to sell him this summer?