Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, January 5
Here is all of Saturday’s transfer gossip and paper talk...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to use the money generated by his winter clear-out of players to fund a January move to sign Barcelona's 31-year-old striker David Villa. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are prepared to sell striker Mario Balotelli as soon as possible after manager Roberto Mancini privately conceded he cannot change the controversial 22-year-old. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for midfielders Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone. Spurs are unlikely to allow Huddlestone, 26, to leave on loan, but a bid of around £3m could prove successful. (Daily Mail)
QPR have made an £8m move for Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott. (The Sun)
And here are the latest tales from talkSPORT.co.uk...
Agent: No talks with Newcastle or Reading over Twente star
Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United target shelves contract talks
Sunderland interested in Bursaspor midfielder
Sevilla reject £14m offer for Chelsea and Newcastle target
Lambert refuses to rule out move for Man City defender
Aston Villa keen on Lazio defender, claims agent
Evian ready to end Chelsea outcast's misery