Here is all of Wednesday’s transfer gossip and paper talk...
Manchester City have set their sights on Barcelona forward David Villa, 31, to replace Mario Balotelli and have already made an enquiry about the £15m-rated Spaniard. (The Mirror)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is to make one final attempt to sign David Villa after transfer talks with Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis. (Daily Mail)
Norwich are hoping to seal the £8m signing of Celtic striker Gary Hooper and Leeds hitman Luciano Becchio. (The Sun)
West Ham are eyeing a move for 31-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat. (Sky Sports)
QPR boss Harry Redknapp and his Stoke counterpart Tonya Pulis are arranging a swap deal involving strikers Peter Crouch, 31, and Jamie Mackie, 27. (Daily Mirror)
Redknapp also wants to sign 28-year-old Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar for a third time, having managed him at Portsmouth and Tottenham. (Metro)
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker is also a key target for Redknapp. (The Independent)
Fulham are in talks to sign AC Milan's 26-year-old Dutch midfielder Urby Emanuelson on loan. (Daily Mail)
Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland has rejected the chance to join Chelsea, after his club accepted a £3m offer. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing one final attempt to sign 23-year-old striker Leandro Damiao from Internacional before the transfer window closes on Thursday. (The Daily Telegraph)
And here are the latest transfer rumours from talkSPORT.co.uk...