6pm Transfer Talk Update: Lewis Holtby, Mario Balotelli, Leroy Fer

Lewis Holtby
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Sports Mole brings you this evening's latest transfer speculation with just three days left in the winter window.

With just three days remaining in the January transfer window, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and speculation.

This evening's headlines:

No funds at Aston Villa
Manager Paul Lambert admits that he has no money to add to his Aston Villa squad.

Platt expects Balotelli stay
Assistant boss David Platt does not think Mario Balotelli will leave Manchester City this month.

Balotelli to have Milan medical?
However, a report has since claimed that the Italian striker is due to undergo a medical with AC Milan.

Fer nears Everton switch?
Everton are reportedly close to signing Dutch youth international Leroy Fer from FC Twente.

Wigan Athletic to return for John Stones?
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez will reportedly return for Barnsley defender John Stones this month.

Jason Scotland completes Barnsley move
Experienced striker Jason Scotland joins Barnsley on a six-month contract.

Matej Vydra close to Watford move
Udinese striker Matej Vydra reportedly moves close to joining Championship outfit Watford on a permanent basis.

Tottenham Hotspur reach Lewis Holtby agreement
Lewis Holtby will join Tottenham Hotspur from Schalke 04 six months earlier than expected after the clubs reach an agreement.

Reece Wabara to return to Oldham Athletic?
Reece Wabara could return on loan to Oldham Athletic, according to Manchester City assistant boss David Platt.

Xavi agrees new Barcelona deal
Barcelona midfielder Xavi agrees a new two-year contract extension with the La Liga outfit.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake nears Crystal Palace move?
A report claims that Crystal Palace see a bid for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake accepted by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Agent: 'Markus Rosenberg will not leave on loan'
West Bromwich Albion striker Markus Rosenberg will not be allowed to leave the club on loan this month, according to his agent.

Wayne Routledge signs new Swansea City deal
Experienced midfielder Wayne Routledge signs a new four-and-a-half-year contract at Swansea City.

Alan Hutton nears Real Mallorca move?
Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton reportedly nears a loan move to Spanish outfit Real Mallorca.

Arsenal open talks with Barcelona's David Villa?
Arsenal reportedly open talks with Barcelona striker David Villa over a permanent switch to the Emirates.

Barcelona's David Villa is congratulated by team mates after scoring against Cordoba on January 10, 2013
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