Villarreal want €40m for Rossi

But Llaneza insists the club is not interested in selling the former Manchester United star.

“From our point of view, I think there will be very few clubs who can afford him considering his quality, how he as progressed, as well as his young age,” he was quoted as saying by AS.

“You only have to look at what he did in the Confederations Cup and what he has done for since he arrived at Villarreal. Rossi is a forward of a very high calibre with a great future.”

“It’s not that we want to put a price tag on him today, but I can assure you that at this point in time, Villarreal would not even sit down and consider anything less than €40 million,” he trumpeted.

“Last year, we said ‘no’ to an offer for him and today we will be thinking more or less along the same lines.”