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By ESPN Staff

Villarreal ready to sell Sorin and Senna

MADRID, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Villarreal hope to sell Argentina captain Juan Pablo Sorin and Spain midfielder Marcos Senna but are prepared to keep both players if they do not receive big enough offers.

Club president Fernando Roig said a deal to sell Sorin to Bolton Wanderers appeared to have fallen through but added that they expected Manchester United to make a concrete offer for Senna.

'We had reached an agreement with Bolton for Sorin but the player wasn't convinced by the deal that was on offer and he has come back to our club,' Roig was quoted as saying on the club's Web site on Saturday.

'If we get another offer that interests both us and the player then we will accept it, if not then we will honour the two years that he has left on his contract.

'Manchester United have asked about Senna, but there is nothing settled yet.

'The English club will probably make contact with us again next week, but at the moment he remains a Villarreal player and if he isn't sold he will see out the remainder of his contract (until June 2007).'

Roig said Villarreal were interested in signing Argentina centre back Roberto Ayala although Valencia were not willing to negotiate over the player.

Ayala launched a scathing attack on Valencia on Friday, saying that he wanted to leave the club after he complained they had backed out of promised two-year extension to his contract which concludes at the end of the forthcoming season.

'I spoke to the president of Valencia (Juan Bautista Soler) on the phone, but he told me the club had no intention of negotiating with Villarreal and I respect his wishes,' said Roig.