Premier League transfer news: Mario Balotelli, Eden Hazard, Marco Reus

Balotelli’s agent is negotiating with English clubs as Hazard looks set to sign new Chelsea deal

Mario Balotelli Premier League transfer news
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been at Nice since leaving Liverpool in 2016
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Premier League transfer news and gossip

Balotelli could make Premier League return

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli may make a return to the Premier League this summer, according to media reports.

The Italian, who currently plays for Nice in France, is out of contract and will available on a “bargain” free transfer. His agent, Mino Raiola, told the Daily Mirror that the striker could move to England or Italy.

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Raiola said: “In Italy he’s No. 1. He’s worth €100m [£89m], but he’s on a free transfer and is therefore a bargain. I’m negotiating with many clubs in England and in Italy. I’ve spoken with Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Inter.”

Marco Reus: Borussia Dortmund to Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs are ready to bid for Borussia Dortmund megastar Marco Reus, according to the Daily Mirror. The newspaper says that the 28-year-old German forward is stalling on a new contract as he waits to find out Dortmund’s “ambition” in the transfer market this summer. Reus has one year left on his contract.

Jorginho: Napoli to Manchester United/Liverpool

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Napoli’s Jorginho. According to the Daily Star, United boss Jose Mourinho will make a £50m bid to sign the midfielder, after sending scouts to watch him in Serie A and Champions League action.

Marco Asensio: Real Madrid to Chelsea

According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is hoping to move to Chelsea. The 22-year-old midfielder “wants to to link up with Alvaro Morata” at the English club, says the Daily Star, and would “welcome a switch to west London”.

Harry Arter: Bournemouth to West Ham

West Ham are to make a third attempt to sign Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, after having two bids rejected in the January transfer window. The Daily Express reports that Hammers boss David Moyes will make a £10m offer for Arter this summer.

Mario Lemina: Southampton to Liverpool

Liverpool are looking to raid Southampton again this summer, says the Daily Star. Citing French publication L’Equipe, the newspaper reports that midfielder Mario Lemina is the latest Saints star to be linked with the Reds. He would follow Rickie Lambert, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Virgil van Dijk in swapping the south coast for Anfield.

Premier League news and talking points

Hazard set to sign new Chelsea deal

The Daily Mirror has good news for Chelsea fans this morning - star playmaker Eden Hazard looks set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian, who has scored 15 goals this season, will soon put pen to paper on a new deal. However, there’s a catch, says Mundo Deportivo. Hazard is reportedly demanding a release clause be included in the new terms.

Chelsea want Lampard as coach

Frank Lampard could return to Chelsea as a coach, with the aim to one day manage the club, says The Sun. Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, has been studying for his Uefa A coaching licence for the past 18 months. The newspaper says that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been “impressed” by Lampard’s progress and wants to make him “a part of the club’s future”.

Main Stand brings profits for Liverpool

The Daily Telegraph says that Liverpool’s new Main Stand has generated the club an extra £12m in income in its first season. A new stand has extended Anfield’s overall capacity to 54,074.

Lanzini to be offered new West Ham deal

Liverpool target Manuel Lanzini will be offered “an improved long-term contract” by West Ham United once the Hammers secure their Premier League place for next season, the London Evening Standard reports. Argentine playmaker Lanzini, 25, has two years left on his current deal, but his impressive form is attracting the interest of rival clubs.

Wanyama seeks new Spurs contract

Victor Wanyama wants a new contract at Tottenham, reports the Daily Mirror. The Kenyan midfielder, 26, has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool but is believed to be seeking an improved deal at Spurs.

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