Found January 31, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Diame could bring much needed steel in Arsenal midfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith hours ticking away in the January transfer deadline day Arsenal need to do some quick businesses if they are serious about bolstering their squad in order to stay competitive for the much coveted top-four race. The Gunners have been heavily linked with Barcelona ace David Villa but his situation is bit complicated as the La Liga giants are unwilling to sell the striker while the 31-year-old is keen for a move to London. While Villa’s situation is largely out of Arsenal’s control but the North Londoners should wrap up a deal for West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame before the window shuts down. The 25-year-old has been brilliant this season for the Hammers while has a release clause of £3.5 million inserted in his contract. Diame has time and again insisted that he is fully committed to the club’s cause and West Ham Sam Allardyce is equally keen to retain his services. But, knowing the natu...

David Villa reveals Arsenal ambition as Barca stand their ground

David Villa reveals Arsenal ambition as Barca stand their ground - originally posted on Soccerlens.comBarcelona star David Villa wants to join Arsenal in the January transfer window but the Catalan giants are standing firm on their ground on their policy of not selling key players in January.  David Villa keen for an Arsenal move? The 31-year-old, who announced the birth of his...

City dismisses interest on David Villa

Manchester City are not interested in any deal for Barcelona striker David Villa, according to reports. Reports suggest both City and Arsenal are keen on the frontman, who has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at Camp Nou this season. But Arsene Wenger denied any Gunners' interest on Tuesday and Sky Sports understands City are also ruling out a deal. Roberto...

Transfer Deadline Day Live: David Villa Targeted by Arsenal and Manchester City for Deadline-Day Deals

6 a.m. ET: David Villa has lit up Spanish and international soccer with goals for the better part of the last decade. “El Guaje” (“The Kid”) could be taking his talents to the Premier League. Villa has let it be known that he wants to leave FC Barcelona. The club says it will keep him until the end of the season, but that won’t stop the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City...
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