Arsenal are ready to cash in on Gilberto Silva in January.

The Sun says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger knows he cannot keep all his central midfielders happy. And he will reluctantly allow Gilberto to leave in order to hang on to Abou Diaby and Lassana Diarra.

Italian giants Juventus will lead the chase for the Brazilian star, 31, with boss Claudio Ranieri confident of clinching a £4million deal in the New Year.

Gilberto has been unhappy at the Emirates since being overlooked for the captaincy in favour of William Gallas following Thierry Henry's departure.