Blues line up improved Villa bid
Chelsea are ready to launch a Â£40million bid for Valencia striker David Villa in the hope it will be enough to secure a deal.
Roman Abramovich looks set to go on a major transfer spree this summer after appointing Carlo Ancelotti as the club's new manager and Villa is high on the wanted list.
The Blues are already thought to have failed with one bid of Â£37.5million for the Spain international and now they hope the improved bid will tempt los Che into cashing in.
Real Madrid are also said to be in the hunt and that could scupper Chelsea's hopes if the 27-year-old would prefer to stay in Spain.
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