Aston Villa striker Milan Baros has denied that he wants to leave the club.

The Czech forward has been linked with a move to Spanish side Villarreal, less than a year after his £8.5m transfer from Liverpool.

Acccording to reports, Baros has an escape clause in his contract of £18m, which manager David O’Leary admits would represent a windfall for the club.

“We did a great job with Milan because while we don’t want to sell him, we’d make a huge profit,” O’Leary said. 

“But that doesn’t mean we want to sell him and I’m sure he will even better for us next season.”

Baros, though, denies he is looking to quit Villa Park.

“It is not true that I am unhappy at Aston Villa,” Baros stated to CTK.

“I don’t regret that I joined Villa last year.

“I don’t solve anything now. I am Aston Villa player and it is useless to speculate about what happens in July in middle April.

“I try to concentrate fully on the Aston Villa’s last six fixtures and then on the World Cup.

“I don’t concentrate on anything more at present. It would not be fair on my team-mates and the club.”

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