Transfer rumours – Arsenal to sign Balotelli, Man United move for Carvalho, Rodwell's move to Everton was blocked

Reports in Italy claim Arsenal want Mario Balotelli in the summer. Photo: PA

Reports in Italy claim Arsene Wenger has been assessing Mario Balotelli's situation at Milan, and intends to move for him in the summer.

Arsenal's manager is thought to see Super Mario as the ideal man to provide Olivier Giroud with healthy competition next season, and compliment the Frenchman when they play together (Tuttosport)

Man United are plotting a summer move for Portugal midfielder William Carvalho after sending scouts to watch the 21 year-old yet again last weekend (Metro)

Jack Rodwell's proposed move back to Everton was blocked by Manuel Pellegrini on transfer deadline day because the Citizens failed to land Porto's Fernando (Sun)

Jordan Henderson will be rewarded for his impressive form this term with the offer of a new contract by Brendan Rodgers (Mail)

And finally, Russian club Zenit are interested in taking Arsenal's unsettled club captain Thomas Vermaelen, despite Arsene Wenger stressing his importance to the Gunners (Mail)