Man City boss plays down Villa interest

Valencia revealed on Thursday that they had held talks with City regarding a posssible deal for Villa.

Hughes admits they held talks with Valencia but the Spanish giants demanded a to high price for the Spain international.

“There was interest shown just before Christmas,” said Hughes on Sky Sports News.

“Basically, we went to them with a view to ask about certain players.

“We were told the prices of certain players and we walked away.

“Obviously, a question has been asked to people at Valencia, ‘Has there been contact with Manchester City?’

“Yes, there was, but it was some months ago and it hasn’t been revisited since then.”