London is reportedly calling a couple superstars of European football.
Wesley Sneijder in north London? David Villa in west London (or another part of north London)? Those are the big rumors that lead this Boxing Day edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.
Inside, we also have updates on John Terry, Demba Ba and Robinho. Keep reading for the details.
Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement to sign Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder in January, according to reports from Italy (via ESPN FC).
Sneijder, 28, has been involved in a dispute with Inter Milan and has not played for most of the season. He has said the dispute relates to his failure to sign a new deal with the club at reduced wages.
Tottenham would reportedly pay £12 million for the potential transfer.
Chelsea are interested in signing Spanish forward David Villa from Barcelona, according to the Daily Mirror.
Villa, 31, sustained a broken leg last season and has not regained a regular place in Barca's squad. Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly ready to spend £12 million to bring Villa to London.
Arsenal and Liverpool are also thought to be interested.
Barcelona have previously said Villa will not be sold (via ESPN FC).
John Terry will not receive a new contract offer at Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.
Terry, 32, has played his entire senior professional career with Chelsea. Club owner Roman Abramovich reportedly remains upset with Terry for failing to support former manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Meanwhile, The Sun reports that Chelsea have told Frank Lampard he can find a new club.
Lampard, 34, joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2001.
Newcastle forward Demba Ba has confirmed he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain and admitted he would like to play for the club (via Daily Mail).
Ba, 27, is being linked with a move away from Newcastle, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers thought to be interested. He has a £7 million release clause in his contract.
But Ba said he looks at PSG "as a fan, as a supporter."
He added: "Now they are doing big and important things, and have big plans for the future. Of course I’d like to play in the colours of a team I support."
Brazilian club Flamengo have reportedly ended talks with AC Milan over the proposed transfer of Robinho (via Goal.com).
Robinho, a 28-year-old Brazilian forward, reportedly wants to return to his home country. He played for Santos from 2002 to 2005 before moving to Europe.
Flamengo and Milan could not agree on a transfer fee, according to Flamengo's website.
Fluminense and Sao Paulo reportedly remain interested in Robinho.