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Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: £16m deal is 'enormous gamble', says Graeme Souness

Former manager issues warning over signing of the Italy international

Arturo Vidal and Javier Hernandez could swap clubs this summer

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United get set to test Juve's resolve despite their lack of desire to sell

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The two famous La Liga foes are unlikely to come to any agreement

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AC Milan man expected to become a Liverpool player before Man City clash

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Eto’o is available on a free transfer but his wages at Chelsea were £6.4m per year

Danny Welbeck latest: Louis van Gaal refuses to comment on reports Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in striker

England striker, 23, has apparently been told he can leave Old Trafford

Micah Richards admits he is savouring the good times having gone through the bad in 2007 when Manchester City didn't score in eight matches

Manchester City transfer news: Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic set to leave defending Premier League champions

Manuel Pellegrini continues to trim his squad - reports

Italy's Mario Balotelli listens to music as he walks on the field before a match

Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: Italian press say 'ciao' as agent posts Balotelli '45' shirt on Instagram

The Italian is on the brink of a £16m move to Anfield

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