Transfer alert for Mario Balotelli as Italian hints his time at Nice is up

David Cooper 21/04/2018
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Italian striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday dropped a strong hint he could leave Nice at the end of the season after two years with the Ligue 1 club.

Balotelli has scored 39 goals in 61 matches since arriving in France on a free transfer in August 2016 following dismal spells at Liverpool and AC Milan.

“It’s been two amazing years thanks to everyone,” Balotelli wrote on his Instagram account. “It’s not a bye for now…you never know the future. I only wanted to say thanks already now.”

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a return to Italy or England.

Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, last month said the striker would be “a bargain” for potential suitors in the summer, but Nice are reluctant to lose him for nothing.

Sixth-placed Nice host Montpellier on Sunday in a match crucial to their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League, although Balotelli is expected to miss out due to illness.

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Man United 'nailed on' to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham in the summer

David Cooper 21/04/2018
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Though the summer transfer window is still a couple of months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

DANNY ROSE

In his column for GQ, Jermaine Jenas claimed Danny Rose is certain to join Manchester United in the summer.

“I think it’s nailed on that [Jose] Mourinho will get Rose this summer and the smart deal would be for Luke Shaw to go in the opposite direction,” he wrote.

According to the Express, United’s interest in Rose dates back to last summer but the Red Devils have also show an interest in Alex Sandro and Ryan Sessegnon. Shaw continues to be snubbed my Mourinho for a starting role in the side, paving the way for his Old Trafford exit.

Danny Rose

Danny Rose

BERNARD

Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit for Brazilian attacking midfielder Bernard. The 25-year-old’s contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expires at the end of the season, one he has shone in with 10 goals and four assists already for the Ukraine Premier League leaders.

His availability on a free transfer in the summer attracted the interest of the Premier League clubs but according to Italian broadcaster Premium Sport, the player is keen on moving to the Serie A instead with AC Milan understood to be his preferred destination.

Bernard

Bernard

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Liverpool speed up Alisson pursuit as Real Madrid lodge an interest in the Roma keeper

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Though the summer transfer window is still a couple of months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

ALISSON

The Express report that Real Madrid have given up the chase for Manchester United’s David de Gea and are instead moving for Roma’s Alisson as they look to replace Keylor Navas.

As a result, Liverpool have been forced to expedite their own pursuit of the Brazilian goalkeeper after taking a step back following some promising performances from Loris Karius.

However, with Simon Mignolet set to leave the club in the summer, the Reds feel the need to secure the services of Alisson as their new number one and have Karius challenge him for the role.

Alisson

Alisson

MARIO MANDZUKIC

AC Milan are considering a summer swoop for Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, Calciomercato report.

With Gennaro Gattuso’s side in desperate need of some experience in their forward line, Massimiliano Mirabelli is determined to reel in the 31-year-old who is viewed as the ideal signing.

The Croatian striker has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League as well at the end of the season but it is unclear whether he is ready to step away from the European stage just yet.

Mario Mandzukic

Mario Mandzukic

ARSENE WENGER

According to L’Equipe, Arsene Wenger, who announced his decision to stand down as Arsenal manager in the summer, could be heading to Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite never winning the Champions League, the Ligue 1 winners reportedly believe the Frenchman is the man to guide them to European glory.

With plenty of funds at his disposal and a star-studded squad to work with including the likes of Neymar and French teenager Kylian Mbappe, who Wenger is particularly a fan of, the 68-year-old coach could bring the best out of the squad.

Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger.

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