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Transfer Talk: Featuring Villa, Balotelli, and Campbell

Arsenal, Man City, Aston Villa, Spurs, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers all feature.

All the latest transfer news from the past 24 hours...

Two of the biggest stories on Saturday include two world class strikers, Barcelona's David Villa and Man City's Mario Balotelli.

Starting with Spain's all-time top scorer Villa. The former Valencia man has failed to regain his place in the starting eleven at Camp Nou and has been linked with several Premier League clubs including Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The latter of those, Arsenal, are closest to making the move happen with reports stating they have made a fresh approach to Barcelona who are yet to really confirm his position at the Catalan club.

It is believed that Arsenal boss Wenger will use cash from the sales of Johan Djourou, Sebastien Squillaci and Maroune Chamakh and offer big for Villa.

Premier League champions Man City are saying goodbye to Mario Balotelli after a training ground altercation with Roberto Mancini saw the club decide 'enough was enough'.

Italian side AC Milan have long been interested in the Italian striker but a return to Inter has also been mentioned.

Meanwhile, Tom Huddlestone looks set to leave Tottenham Hotspur after the arrival of German midfielder Lewis Holtby. Aston Villa are the main candidates and could submit and offer, that the London club would accept, of just £3m.

Queens Park Rangers have made an official bid for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, who has seemingly lost his place at the Etihad Stadium with Kolo Toure and Vincent Kompany preferred.

Further North and Sunderland are ready to end Frazier Campbell's time at the club with the most likely destination being Championship side Hull City, his former club.

Finally, Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes has ruled out a January move but will leave the club in the summer, prompting Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool to all take note.

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