Villarreal turns down Rossi bid

Reports in Spain suggest City’s bid came well below the €40million minimum release fee clause that the 22-year-old has in his contract.

“Nobody has offered the going price and I am 99 per cent certain the player will be with Villarreal next season,” Rossi’s agent Federico Pastorello said.

“Rossi is happy in Villarreal and would only consider leaving for one of Europe’s six big clubs.”