Transfer balls: Liverpool pay Balotelli £60,000 a week, Manchester United want Pep, Benzema wanted Arsenal who want Konate
Transfer balls: a look at football transfer news in the media.
The Star on Sunday says Chelsea will bid £20m bid Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, this January.
The Sunday Mirror says Manchester United are looking at Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola as a replacement for Louis van Gaal.
The Sun says Man United are considering a £15million move for West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell.
Chelsea and Arsenal are both chasing Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 22, who plays for Sion in Switzerland, says The People. That takes the number of striker’s linked to Arsenal to the 100 mark. Make that 101 because the Star on Sunday says Arsenal also want Marseille’s Belgium international Michy Batshuayi, 21. And add Jonathan Calleri to the list because the Metro say Arsenal are “monitoring” him.
The Metro says Karim Benzema wanted to join Arsenal but was prevented from doing so.
The People says Mario Balotelli, 25, could cost Liverpool £30m. He’s on loan at AC Milan:
Sources in Italy have suggested Liverpool are coughing up over £60,000-a-week to service the cost of a player who has been little short of a disaster at Anfield, scoring just once for them in the Premier League.
Along with writing off a £16m transfer fee, the club has also failed to elicit any loan payment for a player who is playing for the Rossoneri under the penalty of severe punishment if he steps out of line. That has left them footing a huge chunk of the bill for a player who was asked to take a salary cut to leave.