Reports in todays papers claim that Arsenal have contacted Aston villa about a possible move for the England midfielder.

The Sun says Arsenal officials have contacted Villa to find out the latest position while no official bid has been lodged, the Gunners are prepared to offer cash plus a fringe player like defender Justin Hoyte.

After Mathieu Flamini’s move to AC Milan it would make sense to sign Barry but the price has to be a stumbling block so we don’t know how much truth there is in this story.

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