The injury-prone 29-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal, the Daily Mirror reports, and while you would think that no self-respecting club with trophy ambitions would dream of selling such a player, Arsenal have become something of a feeder club in recent years.
Insiders admit to the paper that there is "a growing feeling" he will go, with the emergence of Carl Jenkinson a factor. A deal is probable next summer.
Speaking of Arsenal stars, the big story on most of the back pages is Arsene Wenger's fury about the England call-up for Jack Wilshere, with the Arsenal boss fuming that the midfielder is back in the national side having just returned from long-term injury.
"Crackers Jack" and "Wenger's Jack Lash" are the pick of the pithy headlines, and indeed it's hard not to have a bit of sympathy for the Gunners boss considering that we're talking about a young player feeling his way back into the game after 15 months out.
Celtic's astonishing victory against Barcelona almost inevitably prompted speculation that Hoops star Victor Wanyama will be leaving Glasgow, with the Daily Mail claiming that Manchester United are stepping up their interest in the 21-year-old midfielder.
United are apparently ready to bid £12 million for the Kenyan. That wouldn't be a bad return on the £900,000 Celtic paid for him last year, but considering his high-profile heroics in the Champions League we've a feeling that Neil Lennon's £25m valuation is likely to be closer to the eventual price tag.
Paul Ince's son Tom is in line for a big-money move away from Blackpool in January as Tottenham and Newcastle are set to battle Manchester United for his signature, according to The Sun.
The England U21 star, valued at around £8 million, was on the books at Liverpool but was released last year. He was then offered a deal at Blackpool, where he has been hugely impressive - and with his contract up in June, the Tangerines will cash in as soon as they can.
In other transfer news, Aston Villa are considering a move for £3m-rated Maribor striker Robert Beric, the Sun claims, while the Mail reports that Arsenal are considering a move for Burnley's 23-year-old striker Charlie Austin.
And finally, Roberto Martinez is in The Sun having a go at former England boss Fabio Capello for failing to persuade Victor Moses to play for the Three Lions.
Moses, who played for Martinez at Wigan, chose to represent Nigeria despite playing for England 30 times at various junior levels. "Victor could have been a real weapon," Martinez said.
The same paper reports that a similar situation is developing with another product of the Crystal Palace youth system (as Moses was) with Wilfried Zaha being courted by Ivory Coast.
No less a figure than Didier Drogba is trying to persuade Zaha to play for the country of his birth despite being a regular for the current England U21 side. Zaha, a transfer target for Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City, was apparently determined to break his way into the England squad but you can't help thinking that a call from Drogba might turn his head.
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