Transfer rumours: Arsenal eye David Villa, while London rivals battle for Nicolas Anelka's signature


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Arsenal are lining up a loan move for the Barcelona striker David Villa with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Demba Ba has turned down the chance to join Queens Park Rangers, preferring instead to wait for offers from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. (The Sun)

Mathieu Debuchy is keen on a move to Newcastle at the end of the season, but the defender has said he will leave Lille in January if the deal is right for all parties. (Sky Sports)

West Ham and Queens Park Rangers are at the front of the queue to bring Nicolas Anelka back to the Premier League. The striker looks likely to be leaving the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January following a dispute over pay. (