Liverpool could sell star to fund moves while Arsenal and Man United want Celtic ace

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MARIO Balotelli is rarely out of the headlines, and today his future at Liverpool has again been questioned.

The Italian striker has failed to make an impact since joining the Reds from AC Milan last summer, and according to a report in one of today’s newspapers, he could be on the move again soon.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, though, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea among the other clubs to feature prominently.

Meanwhile, the Gazette yesterday reported Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is interested in a move to Arsenal.

Liverpool could sell Balotelli this month to fund moves for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero. (Daily Express)

Man United and Arsenal would both like to sign £10m-rated Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Star)

Newcastle striker Papiss Demba Cisse is being lined up by Swansea City as a possible replacement for Manchester City-bound Wilfried Bony. (Wales Online)

Bony was paid £1m by Swansea in November to remove a £19m release clause from his contract, with the deal with Man City set to net the Swans £28m. (The Sun)

Man United are trying to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for £25m. (Daily Star)

West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace will try to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert if the Reds cut short Divock Origi’s loan spell at Lille. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are set to sell winger Oussama Assaidi to Al-Ahli for £4.7m, with his loan spell at Stoke City having been terminated. (Liverpool Echo)

Aston Villa are set to sign Valencia attacking midfielder Carles Gil for £3.2m. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City have made a £3m bid for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Naughton, with Swansea and Queens Park Rangers also interested. (Daily Mirror)

Samuel Eto’o could be about to depart Everton on an 18-month loan to Italian side Sampdoria. (Liverpool Echo)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a fee with Arsenal for striker Benik Afobe. (Express and Star)

Liverpool will have to pay £2m if they want to sign Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto in January. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.