Transfer rumour round-up.
Aston Villa line up move for German midfielder.
Full story: CaughtOffside
Manchester City plan to be busy in the new year, and will make another attempt to buy Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, 22. The Montenegro international is valued at £25m, and is also being tracked by Juventus.
Full story: Goal.com
Serie A champions Juve also hope to bring in former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, on a three-year contract if he is released from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua because of ongoing disputes within the club’s hierarchy.
Full story: Tuttosport
QPR chief executive Philip Beard says midfielder Joey Barton can turn his loan spell at Marseille into a permanent deal.
Full story: Sunday Express