Breaking transfer news are out and it is reported that English giants Chelsea FC have made a first concrete summer move for Valencia striker David Villa.
Local Spanish media has reported that the Blues have made a £40million offer for David Villa in an attempt to see off competition from Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It is believed that Chelsea captain John Terry has urged the club to go for the Spain star of Euro 2008 and Frank Lampard yesterday called on the club to sign a creative striker who can work with Didier Drogba or Nicolas Anelka.
It is believed that Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich is a fan of the speedy striker and reports in Spain say the club have made their move following the resignation of Valencia president Vicente Soriano last night.
Chelsea motives are clear but they may have trouble convincing striker to leave Spain with Bernabeu sources are convinced he will be joining them next season.
The signing of Villa is understood to have been approved by new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and director of youth development Frank Arnesen.