Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs target likely to be sold in January

According to yesterday’s edition of the Birmingham Mail, rumoured Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Spurs target Fabian Delph could be sold by Aston Villa in January.

The 25 year-old’s impressive performances over the last 18 months have been a rare positive for the out-of-form-Villains, even earning him a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad back in August. He’s since obtained three caps with the Three Lions.

The box-to-box midfielder is currently sidelined until the New Year with a shoulder injury, but the reports claim that his return to fitness could now be with another club.

Delph’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and he’s yet to sign a new deal, despite Paul Lambert recently holding crunch talks with Villa Park owner Randy Lerner over the issue of the Englishman’s future.

Lambert was asked about whether Delph would be sold in January during his weekly press conference and replied; “When people are going into the last year there is always that case. You are never sure what can happen. With the Bosman ruling the player holds the cards. I know that because I’ve done it myself.

“I know exactly what the Bosman ruling can do. Fabian’s been playing really well and I’m pretty sure he’s feeling good – other than the injury. We will speak when it’s time.”

Aston Villa travel without Delph to face Premier League relegation battlers Burnley this afternoon.