Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
Mario Balotelli has rejected the offer from Italian third division side Lupa Castelli, the Daily Mirror report.
The controversial forward endured a difficult first season at Anfield, but may now be willing to fight for his reputation in the Premier League.
While the former Manchester City may be staying on Merseyside, another striker flop could be set for a departure, with the Daily Express reporting that both Leicester and Aston Villa are keen on signing Fabio Borini.
Villa have become interested in the Italian after losing former star man Christian Benteke, who recently completed his switch to Liverpool.
The Reds’ hopes of landing reported target Thiago Motta have been handed a major boost, after the 32-year-old confirmed that he wished to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to the Daily Express.
Arsenal and Tottenham are also keen on landing the midfielder.
However, they could be set to miss out on another target, after the Daily Express reported that Chelsea are preparing a bid for Napoli winger Jose Callejon.
The Premier League champions may be willing to pay £15.5m for the 28-year-old.
Finally, Brendan Rodgers’ men have become favourites to land Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout, after the Metro suggested that he was not keen on a switch to Tottenham due to the numbers of midfielders already at White Hart Lane.
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