Paper Chase: Tottenham aim to beat Arsenal to Balotelli signing

Paper Chase: Tottenham aim to beat Arsenal to Balotelli signing

Published Feb. 28, 2014 5:50 a.m. ET

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

Robin van Persie's damning verdict of Manchester United has infuriated his team-mates.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is wanted by a host of top European clubs, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus all in the frame.

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is a £3.5 million summer target for Hull.


Juventus and Inter Milan are fighting it out to sign Southampton's Dani Osvaldo.

French midfielder Steven Nzonzi wants to quit Stoke.

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka's career could be over after he was hammered by the FA for his 'quenelle' gesture.

Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the prospect of Pepe Reina returning to Liverpool after his loan at Napoli.

Robin van Persie has apologised to his Manchester United team-mates and said he was not criticising them with his comments after the defeat at Olympiakos.

West Brom boss Pepe Mel's position has been further weakened by the departure of Dave McDonough, the club's director of technical performance and scouting.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to be backed with substantial transfer funds in the summer.

Inter Milan are trying to revive a deal for Tottenham misfit Etienne Capoue.

Aston Villa full-back Alan Hutton is in talks with Bolton about an emergency loan deal.

Young Manchester United defender Michael Keane is a target for Championship side Blackburn.

England boss Roy Hodgson has warned his big names he is ready to be a World Cup heart-breaker.

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is set to turn his back on English football.

Robin van Persie will not be punished for blasting his Manchester United team-mates.

Brendan Rodgers has slammed the door shut on Pepe Reina coming back to Liverpool.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is winning his battle to be fit for Sunday's Capital One Cup final.

Tottenham are hoping to beat north London rivals Arsenal to the signing of Mario Balotell by offering misfiring striker Erik Lamela as part of a £40m deal.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard wants English football's governing bodies to look after their Champions League teams.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to manage in the Premier League again.

Aidy Boothroyd, who was sacked by Northampton in December, is set to be named the new England U20 coach.

England's WAGS have been given the green light to accompany the World Cup squad to Miami this summer.

Patrice Evra could be the next Manchester United player to join Inter Milan.

Frank Lampard has bemoaned a perceived lack of support offered to English clubs in Europe by the domestic game's governing bodies.

The FA Commission on England's talent crisis has been delayed until after the World Cup with Roy Hodgson fearing a debate about the national team's failings could overshadow his preparations for the tournament in Brazil.