Transfer News Today: Balotelli Set For Premier League Return?


Walker to Paris, Arsenal keen on Morata, Balotelli to Chelsea and Defoe closing in on MLS, plus other transfer speculation...


Forum chatter

Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker with the view to signing the England man this month.

Why it will happen: Le Parisien, a respected Paris SG source, says the club see Walker as an ideal replacement for the injured Christophe Jallet.

Why it won’t happen: Is Kyle Walker really that good?


Tabloid speculation I

Arsenal will step up their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a six month loan deal after the season-ending injury to Theo Walcott.

Why it will happen: Both Morata and Arsenal are keen on doing a deal, and the Gunners are reportedly ready to pay Madrid a £2million loan fee.

Why it won’t happen: Madrid see Morata as back up to Karim Benzema and are not looking to let Morata go – even on loan.

Tabloid speculation II

Mario Balotelli has been linked him with a return to the Premier League, where he could be reunited with ex-boss Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Why it will happen: Balotelli played under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan, where the two formed a close relationship that still exists. Super Mario could be the star striker Chelsea are desperate to sign.

Why it won’t happen: Balotelli claims he has no interest in leaving: "I am staying at Milan," the striker is quoted by Chi. "I have to get ready for the World Cup and stay calm."

In talks

Jermain Defoe is edging closer to a move to MLS side Toronto FC, after a high-ranking Toronto source claimed the impending transfer is “not done yet, but close.”

Why it will happen: The opportunity to become the star man at Toronto and one of the MLS’ headline acts is clearly proving difficult to turn down.

Why it won’t happen: By leaving the Premier League, is Defoe waving goodbye to his World Cup hopes?


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