Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: June 2 2014, 11:37 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Monday's national newspapers with Mario Balotelli a target for several Premier League clubs.

Mario Balotelli: Set for return to the Premier League?
Mario Balotelli: Set for return to the Premier League?


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering signing AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, who is no longer wanted by the Italian club.

Liverpool are closing in on a £16m deal for Sevilla's 21-year-old Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno.

Champions Manchester City will offer England midfielder Frank Lampard a short-term contract before his move to their New York City franchise in 2015.

Meanwhile, City have emerged as Arsenal's biggest rivals to sign £30m Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Louis Van Gaal wants four Manchester United transfers completed by the time he returns from the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Hull City want to sort out defender Curtis Davies' contract extension to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Sunderland.

England players have been told to sing the national anthem loud and proud at this summer's World Cup as manager Roy Hodgson aims to install pride in the national side.

Meanwhile, Hodgson believes Liverpool wideman Raheem Sterling can be the free spirit to change England's dynamic.

England coach Ray Lewington has labelled Hodgson a 'miracle worker'.


Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are interested in signing 22-year-old Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij.


Spain striker David Villa, 32, has quit La Liga champions Atletico Madrid for new US side New York City.

Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa is wanted by Southampton to replace Liverpool-bound Rickie Lambert.

Swansea have agreed a £6.5million fee for FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos.

Jordon Mutch is set to stay in the Premier League with Sunderland after a £1.5million deal was agreed with relegated Cardiff.


Arsenal have turned down the chance to buy former midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, from Barcelona even though the player is available for £30m.

Inter Milan want to take Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on loan and are also interested in Chelsea frontman Fernando Torres.

Swansea captain Ashley Williams is ready to leave the Liberty Stadium for newly promoted QPR in a £4m deal.

Hull City are set to bid £3.5m for Tottenham's Michael Dawson and are still trying to seal a permanent deal for Jake Livermore.

Stoke are interested in Sporting Lisbon forward Diego Capel.


Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs all want to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli who has been told he can leave AC Milan.

Ronald Koeman could be handed a £50m transfer fund if he takes over as Southampton manager.

Frank Lampard's negotiations over a new contract with Chelsea have stalled.


Liverpool's attempt to sign midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, has stalled with Southampton refusing to lower their £30m valuation.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill expects assistant Roy Keane to make a decision over whether he wants to take over the vacant Celtic manager's job by Wednesday.

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