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Balotelli Moves Closer To Exit But It's Going To Cost Liverpool Quite A Bit

Balotelli Moves Closer To Exit But It's Going To Cost Liverpool Quite A Bit
By Barry Arnold

Brendan Rodgers is set to continue his Liverpool clear out as Mario Balotelli and Lucas Leiva near their Anfield exits.

According to the Daily Star, controversial striker Balotelli is set to return to Italy but Liverpool will have to pay 70% of his rumoured £85,000 weekly wages to secure his move to Lazio.

It's a crazy turn of events for Balotelli as Liverpool paid £16m for the 25-year-old just last summer, after not scoring a single Premier League goal he has been forced to train with the youth team.

The season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal also depends on the Italian giant qualifying for the Champions League. Lazio currently lead Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 ahead of the return leg in Germany.

A second player set to leave Anfield on loan is longest-serving player Lucas Leiva. The Brazilian midfielder is finalising a move to Turkey with Besiktas the destination. According to the Daily Mirror, a deal for the 28-year-old is expected to be completed in the next two days.

Here's the rest of Friday's Premier League Transfer Gossip:

Everton's 22-year-old defender John Stones will hand in a transfer request in order to force through a move to Chelsea who are prepared to offer £40m to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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- Daily Mirror

Stones is part of a potential £100m double deal as Chelsea also look to land 22-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

- Daily Star

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Manchester United are set to make a formal offer of £20m to sign Southampton's 23-year-old winger Sadio Mane.

Daily Telegraph

Manchester United are also considering a move for 24-year-old Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann after missing out on Pedro to Chelsea.

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- Daily Telegraph

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie is stalling on signing a new contract as Spurs prepare a £20m offer for the 26-year-old.

- Daily Mail

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Real Madrid are willing to offer Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas to Manchester United as part of a deal to bring David De Gea to the Bernabeu.

- Daily Mail

Tottenham are set to increase their bid to £20m for West Brom's England international striker Saido Berahino.

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- Independent

Sunderland are interested in signing Corinthian's Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato who is still remarkably only 25 years old.

- Daily Mirror

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