After the arrival of Mario Balotelli, Liverpool’s focus will shift to who they can get off the wage bill, with Daniel Agger, Sebastian Coates, Oussama Assaidi and Fabio Borini set to depart the club in the next week.
Deals or No Deals? Balotelli will be the ninth summer signing and so departures were always inevitable, and the players need to move on for the good of their careers. Deal.
The Reds are 2.05 to win or draw against Manchester City
Tabloid Gossip I
Arsenal are close to making Greek defender Kostas Manolas their replacement for the departed Thomas Vermaelen.
Deal or No Deal? Arsene Wenger appears set on signing a new centre-back, and the 23-year-old Olympiakos man would appear to fit the bill. Deal.
Arsenal are 2.65 to beat Everton
Tabloid Gossip II
Despite the arrival of Balotelli, Liverpool are still hoping to sign another forward in the shape of Cameroon veteran Samuel Eto’o.
Deal or No Deal? With Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert also on the books this would certainly seem a strange move, and the Reds don’t really seem to need Eto’o any more. No deal.
Sturridge is 2.95 to score at any time against City
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AC Milan are in talks to sign Chelsea’s forgotten man Marco van Ginkel on a season-long loan.
Deal or No Deal? The promising Van Ginkel needs to play some football after a long period out through injury, and Milan could be the right destination. Deal.
Chelsea are 1.97 to score over 2.5 goals against Leicester
Barcelona reportedly made an ambitious £48m bid for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, which was instantly turned down by their rivals.
Deal or No Deal? No deal, but top marks for trying.
Barca are 2.30 to score over 3.5 goals against Elche
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