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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

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.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

David Villa
Villa has struggled to regain his place in the Barca team since recovering from a broken leg

Queen's Park Rangers have emerged as the front-runners to sign the Marseille forward Loïc Rémy, who has also been the subject of interest from Newcastle.

Full story: The Independentexternal-link

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.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

QPR have made an £8m move for Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Defender Benedikt Howedes, 24 - reportedly targeted by Manchester United and Arsenal - has decided to postpone contract talks with his club Schalke until the end of the season, putting Premier League clubs on alert.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf says it would be "kind of stupid" not to want to keep on-loan Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne, 21, beyond this season.

Full story: Sky Sportexternal-link

Striker Frazier Campbell, 25, will become the latest fringe player to leave Sunderland as his long-anticipated move to Hull City is imminent.

Full story: the Journalexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli's training-ground tackle that so enraged him on Thursday was so bad it would have been worth "two red cards" in a match.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

AND FINALLY

A Paris St-Germain fan has teased striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic by taking the Zlatan.fr domain name - and telling him he will only part with it if the Sweden striker completes one of 12 bizarre challenges, such as beating him in a taekwondo challenge or giving him a lock of hair.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

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