Ever since the news broke that Victor Valdes has declined a new contract with Barcelona, there have been rumours and reports about who would be the new number one at the Nou Camp and when they would be coming. Some thought that Barca would move quickly and sign a new keeper in January, but Valdes has not demanded an instant move, just said that he wants to try somewhere else before his career ends.
The president and coach of Barcelona were firm and resolute in their intentions of not selling David Villa in the January transfer window, despite the 31-year old striker appearing only 15 times in La Liga, usually as a substitute, for an average of 40 minutes a game. Rosell and Vilanova have both stated that Villa is still an important part of their plans and will be a valuable part of the team, at least for the rest of the season.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied that there has been an official bid from Barcelona for the Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, but most Spanish papers believe that there has been an official bid of 15 million euros. Wenger has declared that this is nonsense and that Song still has three years left on his contract, but there are some rumours suggesting that the player is keen on coming to Barcelona.