Tuesday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Napoli are ready to open talks to sign 24-year-old Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in January – just months after he arrived on Merseyside from AC Milan – (Daily Express)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes to sign £15m-rated Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, 25, in the January transfer window – (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal are favourites to sign Mats Hummels, 25, after Manchester United withdrew their interest in the Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender – (Daily Star)
The Gunners and Newcastle are interested in signing Andre-Pierre Gignac, 28, after Marseille admitted they might not be able to keep prolific France forward – (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have had their hopes of signing Belgian winger Zakaria Bakkali boosted, as the 18-year-old has refused to sign a new contract at PSV Eindhoven – (Daily Express)