Valencia vice-president Fernando Gomez has ruled out selling duo David Villa and David Silva.

Reports have suggested the club could be forced to sell a number of their key personnel in the January transfer window amid concerns over their financial plight.

Gomez insists that neither will be departing in the new year, but conceded forward Nikola Zigic and playmaker Hugo Viana could leave in search of first-team football.

“Villa and Silva are not going to be leaving Valencia,” Gomez was quoted as saying in El Confidencial.

“There are the possible exits of Zigic and Hugo Viana, but that is because they are players who need to play because here they have not had opportunities.”