Monday’s transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli joining the Merseyside club after being linked with the 23-year-old Italy international – Daily Mirror
Manchester City are close to signing Porto’s 23-year-old French defender Eliaquim Mangala in a deal worth about £32m – Manchester Evening News
Tottenham are close to agreeing a £17m deal for 23-year-old Villarreal and Argentina centre-back Mateo Musacchio – Times
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to use 25-year-old Belgian winger Nacer Chadli in his attempt to convince former club Southampton to sell £20m-rated French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24 – Sun (subscription required)
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is keen to take Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, to Upton Park – Daily Mail