Wednesday January 23 2013
Arsenal preparing Villa bid

Arsenal are believed to be prepared to wait until the final days of the winter transfer window in an attempt to sign Barcelona’s David Villa.

The striker has been linked with a move away from the Catalans this winter since returning from injury and struggling to hold down a regular starting place.

Gunners’ boss Wenger has allegedly now set aside €12m to try and sign the 31-year-old, who was recently reported as having met with Coach Tito Vilanova to discuss his future.

The Sun say that whilst this is below Barca’s believed €15m requirement for a January sale, Arsenal believe that they can tempt the club to part with the forward if the bid comes in late in the window.

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