Barcelona are willing to sell David Villa next month for £16 million. The Daily Mail says Gunners officials have been told it will take €20million to land Spain's record goalscorer.

Arsene Wenger would prefer a short-term loan for the former Valencia star, who is also a target for Chelsea, but is willing to offer a permanent move if the price is right.

However, the fee quoted by Barca is likely to be deemed too much by Arsenal because of Villa's age.

Despite the fact he is a peripheral figure for Barcelona, the Spanish giants are not desperate to sell Villa next month.