Transfer Talk: Featuring Coutinho, Balotelli and Lampard

Balotelli

Man City, Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke and West Brom all feature...

All the latest transfer news from the past 24 hours...

We start our Saturday afternoon gossip with a trip to the Etihad stadium where Mario Balotelli looks set to leave the club. The fiery Italian has once again been involved in a number of off-field incidents with the latest being a training ground fight with manager Roberto Mancini and the Manchester club are ready to sell.

AC Milan are favourites and a £24m has been accepted by Man City, all that remains is a few fine details in Balotelli's contract but 'Super' Mario has already shipped all of his possessions back to Milan.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has refused to sell Michael Owen, the former England international who is now aged 33 has only made five appearances for the club since arriving last summer.

West Brom coach Steve Clarke is doing all he can to keep hold of Peter Odemwingie an Jonas Olsson and has offered the pair new and improved deals at the Hawthorns.

Frank Lampard is close to agreeing a deal with David Beckham's former club LA Galaxy for next season after Roman Abramovich all but confirmed he would be staying at Stamford Bridge past the summer.

QPR's chances of signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, have taken a blow after interest from Russian side Rubin Kazan and fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool are keen to add Phillipe Coutinho to their squad but have seen an £8m bid rejected by Inter Milan. The Brazilian playmaker spent time on loan with Spanish club Espanyol last term and the Reds were looking to him rather than wait for Blackpool's Tom Ince to decide his future.

And finally, Porto and Portugal defender Rolando is a target for Queens Park Rangers and manager Harry Redknapp is keen to make on final attempt to sign him, despite him already rejecting three offers.

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