Barcelona striker has not received an offer from the Gunners.
Barcelona striker David Villa has offers on the table from Atletico Madrid and Tottenham, and the Spaniard favours a move to the Premier League, according to respected journalist Guillem Balague.
Villa, who was widely linked with a move to Arsenal in January, is expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer after the Catalans completed the signing of Brazilian forward Neymar for a reported £50m.
Sky Sports’ Balague claims that Villa, 31, could have joined the Gunners in a four-year deal in January but now has an offer on the table from their bitter north London rivals Spurs, as well as La Liga outfit Atletico.
“Villa could have gone to Arsenal in a four year deal in January but instead now he has on the table an offer from Atletico Madrid and one of Spurs (2 year deal),” Balague said.
“Arsenal are delaying any approach for now, even though it would be strange if they wanted him so badly five months ago and not at all now. He prefers to go to the Premier League.”
Spain international Villa struggled for game-time under Tito Vilanova this season, managing just 22 starts in all competitions.
But the former Valencia forward, who cost Barcelona £33m in 2010, still managed 10 goals and five assists in La Liga last term, and is part of the Spanish squad preparing to compete in the Confederations Cup this month.
On Friday, the player claimed he was happy at Barca and focussed on the national team.
“I have a contract and I have always said that I’m very happy in Barcelona,” Villa told Goal.com.
“Throughout my career I have always been respectful of my current club. Right now I’m just thinking about doing a good job in Brazil [at the Confederations Cup] and then we will see.
“We will have to analyse many things during the summer, but as of right now I’m not thinking of anything else other than playing football for Spain.”