WITH the World Cup now just a matter of days away, clubs are scrambling to complete transfers before the tournament begins.
The future of Italian striker Mario Balotelli is coming under particular scrutiny, with a host of Premier League clubs linked with a move for him.
However, he is far from the only name making today’s headlines.
Balotelli has emerged as a target for Arsenal after AC Milan decided he could leave. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur could all enter the race to sign Balotelli. (Daily Express)
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is wanted by Inter Milan on loan, who are also lining up a move for Chelsea’s Fernando Torres. (Daily Mail)
Southampton are refusing to lower their £30m asking price for Adam Lallana, meaning his move to Liverpool has stalled. (The Times)
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is available for £30m, but Arsenal have turned down the chance to re-sign him. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are leading the race to sign Fabregas, while Manchester United are not interested. Liverpool, though, could also compete to sign him. (Daily Mirror)
Man City will offer a short-term contract to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard ahead of a move to New York City in 2015. (Daily Mirror)
Sunderland have agreed a £1.5m deal with Cardiff City for the transfer of midfielder Jordon Mutch. (Daily Mail)
Swansea City have agreed a £6.5m fee to sign FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos. (Sky Sports)
Liverpool are close to completing the £16m signing of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno. (Daily Mirror)
Queens Park Rangers could be set to sign Swansea City defender Ashley Williams for £4m. (Daily Mail)
David Villa is joining New York City from Atletico Madrid. (The Sun)
Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij is ready to leave Holland, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Man United interested. (Daily Star)
Steven Taylor is not interested in leaving Newcastle United, despite being linked with a move. (Sky Sports)
Southampton will give Ronald Koeman a £50m transfer budget if he takes over as manager. (Daily Express)