Rumours: Negredo linked with move to Atletico Madrid, Balotelli moving closer to Arsenal move

Pepe Reina
Rafa Benitez says that Napoli cannot afford Pepe Reina's wages and will be unable to take him on permanently. Photo: PA

Pepe Reina is set to return to Liverpool after his loan stint at Napoli. Rafa Benitez has said that the Italian club cannot afford the Spaniard's wages and will not be able to take him on a permanent deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Napoli's striker, Gonzalo Higuain, has said that he is "falttered" by runoured interest from Barcelona. This has put the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert. (Daily Express)

Gunners fans will also be intrigued by a reported update in the possible Mario Balotelli transfer. The North London club have bid £25M for the Italian striker and are set to go toe to toe with AS Monaco for his signature. (Daily Star)

Another Italian striker also looks close to a move to the Premier League. Everton have launched a £10M bid for Torino's Alesio Cerci to compensate for the outgoing Gerard Deulofeu. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile a striker that could be on his way out of the Premier League is Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo. Atletico Madrid have identified the Spaniard as the ideal replacement for Chelsea-bound Diego Costa. (Daily Star)