Juventus are reportedly in talks with Barcelona to take David Villa on loan for six months in January.
The Bianconeri are looking for a ‘top player’ to strengthen their front line and have been linked with numerous options, including Didier Drogba, Athletic Bilbao outcast Fernando Llorente and even Celtic’s Gary Hooper.
According to Sky Sport Italia this evening, talks have begun with Barcelona to sign Villa on a six-month loan deal.
It is claimed the Catalans would be prepared to release the World Cup winner and even pay a portion of his wages.
Villa just turned 31 and has not found his form since returning from eight months out with a fractured tibia.
He made his comeback in August, but has barely featured for Barça, so a loan to Juventus would give him an opportunity to play more regularly.
However, the problem with the transfer is that Villa would not be available to play in the Champions League.
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