London, Jan 25: Newcastle set to sign fourth French player, Wilfried Zaha close to Manchester United switch, Real Madrid eye Julio Cesar, QPR want Rolando, Coloccini to stay at Newcastle, Spurs to beat Arsenal to sign Diame, all the transfer news and rumours from the Barclays Premier League on Jan 25.
Arsenal will try and move for striker David Villa after he was benched for Barcelona's 4-2 win over Malaga during the Copa Del Rey match. The Gunners have been heavily linked with Villa 31, who has been lacking first-team football and is ready to exit the Camp Nou.
Manchester City have reportedly rejected a bid from AC Milan for striker Mario Balotelli. The Serie A club are not willing to meet City's asking price of £28million and are ready to pay £21m for the 22 year old Italy international.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux. The £1 million signing will join a host of French players at St James Park. Meanwhile, Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko is on the brink of signing for Newcastle.
Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has joined Bundesliga side Stuttgart on loan for the rest of the season.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in signing France U-19 defender Kurt Zouma during the summer. Sir Alex tips Zouma as a long-term replacement for club captain Nemanja Vidic.
United are set to sign £15 million-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha by Saturday.
Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini will stay at the club for the remainder of the season after he was told it would cost him £7 million to quit.
Real Madrid will make a shock move for QPR's Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar as Iker Casillas fractures hand.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is interested to sign Porto and Portugal defender Rolando.
Tottenham are set to beat Arsenal to sign £3.5m-rated West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.
Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona winger Isaac Cuenca with the Catalans eager to loan him out this month.
Gunners long-term target Fernando Llorente has agreed terms with Italy Serie A champions Juventus and will make the switch in June.