What's going on with this one? Does the newspaper simply have one hat filled with slips marked "players to leave their clubs" and one marked "clubs in need of a player," and someone just sticks their hand into each, matching the slips of together? Because otherwise, this juicy bit of gossip makes no sense.
Technically, it's possible: Villa already have two players in on loan, but Premier League rules won't prevent another loanee coming in from abroad. And it will likely be for just a small fee paid to Juve. But it still doesn't make a lot of sense.
Yes, ahead of the World Cup, Quagliarella likely wants a move away from Juventus, in hopes of finding more regular playing time. A loan makes sense for the 31 year old. But again, he's not filling a need for the Villa - unless that injury to Gabby Agbonlahor is more serious than we know. Quagliarella is able to play as a center forward or on the wing, but he's certainly not a creative midfielder, and it's not really the attack that's hurting.
Unless Christian Benteke is on his way out and we just haven't heard anything about it...
PS: Paul, if you're really that interested in a want-away Juventus striker, grab Mirko Vucinic instead. Please.