Arsenal are hot for David Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.comDavid Villa to Emirates?
Arsenal could make a move for Barcelona forward David Villa in the January transfer window and are looking to cough up some of the money by selling the squad’s fringe players.
Barcelona have resisted the temptation of sending the 31-year-old on loan to top English clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, insisting they will only consider a permanent switch.
Arsenal are looking to usurp this opportunity by selling some of the unwanted players at the club to generate the necessary cash while a fee in the region of £15 million would be enough to price out David Villa from the Catalan club.
Marouane Chamakh has already been loaned out to West Ham, while Andrey Arshavin, Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci are all expected to find the exit doors within next few weeks.
Arshavin has had talks with Reading; Djourou is wanted by Bundesliga outfit Hannover 96 while Squillaci may leave the club ...