Liverpool could sell Balotelli in January to help fund double bid

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli could be on the move again in January.

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Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Liverpool will have to spend £2m to capture Fiorentina keeper Norberto Neto during the transfer window. Juventus had been planning to sign the Brazilian on a free transfer during the summer.

Meanwhile, West Brom and Crystal Palace want to sign Reds striker Rickie Lambert, once Belgian forward Divock Origi arrives at Anfield from his loan spell at French side Lille.

Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton is being chased by Leicester who may have to pay £3m for his services.

Wigan want £1m for their forward Shaun Maloney, whose former club Celtic keen to take him back to Glasgow.

Another sought-after Wigan star is Callum McManaman who is the £5m target of Premier League West Brom.


Manchester United are trying to sign 20-year-old Athletic Bilbao central defender Aymeric Laporte for £25m.

Aston Villa have agreed a fee of around £3.25m for Valencia’s 22-year-old attacking midfielder Carles Gil.

Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk with the Arsenal boss desperate to bolster his defensive options during January’s transfer window.


Stevan Jovetic could be allowed to leave Manchester City once the Premier League champions have signed Wilfried Bony from Swansea. Juventus are apparently keen on the Montenegro striker.

Meanwhile, the Swans paid Bony £1m in November to remove a clause in his contract that would have seen him sold for £19m, with the striker now set to join City for £28m.

Leicester are ready to sell New Zealander Chris Wood for £5m.

Arsenal and German side Hamburg are chasing the signature of Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik who is valued at £2.5m.

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has complained to the players’ union after claiming he did not get his £60,000 wages last month.


Liverpool could sell out-of-form forward Mario Balotelli this month to fund a double move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was dropped for yesterday’s game against Stoke because of his poor form, not as a punishment after being caught smoking in the showers.

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan changed the club’s colours back from red to blue after panicking at the low turn-out from fans at their recent FA Cup clash with Colchester United.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says England midfielder Jordan Henderson is ready to replace Steven Gerrard as captain next season.