Transfer rumours: Newcastle blocked Man United's Tiote move, Puma to help Arsenal with Balotelli, Ince turned down Reds

Man United made a move for Cheick Tiote in January, reports suggest. Photo: PA

Man United tried to sign Cheick Tiote in January, only for the move to be blocked when Newcastle were forced to sell Yohan Cabaye.

Reports in Portugal claim David Moyes also believes Tiote will be cheaper and a more tried and tested option than William Carvalho this summer (Record)

Yesterday, we brought you news that Arsenal are interested in buying Mario Balotelli, and it now seems Puma want to help them out.

The Sports manufacturers begin their lucrative shirt deal with Arsenal next season and reports suggest they could support the Gunners for any deal involving Balotelli, who is already signed up with Puma (A Bola)

Paul Ince claims his son, Tom, turned down the chance to rejoin Liverpool in favour of moving to Crystal Palace (Mirror)

Swansea sacked Michael Laudrup after deciding his leadership skills were not up to scratch for a team struggling to stay afloat in the Premier League (Mail)

And finally, Dimitar Berbatov says he left Fulham because he doesn't want to play a style of football which sends people to sleep (Sun)

Didn't Dimitar watch this thriller last night?

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