Liverpool legend Ian Rush is backing Mario Balotelli to prove his worth at Anfield and stay long term.
People are always quick to have a go at someone like him when it’s not going well, but I think you have to believe in what he’s doing and hopefully this goal will give him the confidence to do that
Busy day at Northampton who've brought in Stewart Murdoch and Tom Newey on loan deals. Boss Chris Wilder has told his clubs website:
We have added two characters. Stewart and Tom have played their games and both were in and around the top of the division last season, they can handle any situation home and away.
Reports in Portugal are claiming Manchester City are tracking Porto midfielder Hector Herrera. A Bola says there could be a move for the 24 year old Mexican in january.
Here's a few more transfer related stories from the Regional Papers, make sure to check out the full feature for plenty more.
- LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH: Blackburn loanee goalkeeper Jason Steele is loving learning from former England international Paul Robinson every day.
- LEICESTER MERCURY: Leicester City winger Anthony Knockaert will not be joining Nottingham Forest.
- EVENING GAZETTE: Aitor Karanka says highly-rated Serbian Under-21 international Milos Veljkovic has been training well, and he hopes to give him his chance soon.
Here's the full story as York sign veteran Scunthorpe striker Deon Burton on a one-month loan deal.
Former Liverpool and Sunderland forward Djibril Cisse has told L'Equipe he plans to retire at the end of the season. Cisse is only 33 and moved to Bastia in France last summer from Kuban Krasnodar.
24 hours a day I am in pain. In the evening, when I’m watching TV, it is there the whole time, I will be in pain my whole life, unless I get a prothesis. For one season, I can grin and bear it, but two or three… It is not playable. So this is my last season I think.
Reported Manchester City and Liverpool target Nicolas Gaitan is set to sign a new contract at Benfica. Portuguese paper Record reports the agent of the 26 year old Argentina midfielder is due to arrive in the next few weeks to conclude the deal.
Here's the full story on news we brought you earlier that Coventry City have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine on a month's loan. Here's what manager Steven Pressley had to say about the move.
We're delighted to bring in a player of Gary's quality. He is a player we've been tracking for some time and we've always been aware of the quality he has. He is a player with a proven goal-scoring record at this level and certainly brings great presence and physicality to the team.
Liverpool and Manchester United face competition for a Germany star while Newcastle target a French striker in the latest audio round-up from the Regional Papers voiced by Jack Thornton.
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- Atletico favourites to land Cech
- Borini to leave Anfield in January?
- Defoe to return to the Prem?
Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has dismissed talk linking the club with a move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli.
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