LIVERPOOL are watching the situation at Chelsea with midfielder Oscar, according to the Daily Hate.
Juventus are also reported to be watching the Brazilian, 23, but Sky Sports have run a story this afternoon saying the £25m signing from Internacional is happy at Chelsea.
Rumour rating: Over the top
In other bullshit, The Metro quotes foreign websites nobody has heard of to claim the Reds will swoop for the most expensive loan flop of all time, Radamel Falcao in a £25.1million deal.
The 29-year-old – who reportedly trousers an Anfield pay-structure smashing £300,000 a week – is said to be looking for a club after it became clear Manchester United, who forked out a £6m loan fee for the Colombian, are not willing to sign him permanently. He has scored four goals this season.
Rumour rating: Over the top
Back to the Daily Heil, and they claim Inter Milan are set to turn to Lucas Leiva if they can’t lure Manchester City pair Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure.
Roberto Mancini has apparently got Lucas on his list of alternatives if Jovetic and Toure prove too costly.
It’s not the first time Lucas, 28, has been linked with move to the club and he was known to be unhappy with the way things were going at Liverpool earlier in the season.
Rumour rating: Fair tackle
ONLINE LOL merchants have been battling it out to be crowned the Archbishop of Banterbury by voting for Mario Balotelli as Liverpool’s player of the year.
Liverpool fans have been asked to vote for the best player for Liverpool FC’s Players’ Awards. To vote you only need to enter an email address and select a pick from a drop-down list.
And that means people with too much time on their hands have been voting in their scores for the misfiring Italian.
The hashtag #VoteBalotelli has been created and both Manchester United and Arsenal supporters have taken to social media urging fellow fans to help hijack the poll.
My sides, my sides…
London calling for Mario
On the subject of Balotelli, the Liverpool Echo reports that he could be contention to play a part in Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
The striker, who has played just 55 minutes of first-team football since his last start away at Besiktas in February, has missed the past three matches due to injury and illness but is back in training at Melwood.
Adam Lallana is still short of fitness after returning to light training following a groin injury.
Injury blow for Joao
On-loan Joao Teixeira broke his leg playing for Brighton against Huddersfield in the Championship.
Teixeira, 22, made 32 Championship appearances for Brighton during his time at the Amex Stadium, scoring six goals.
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Can’t really complain about hijacking polls after we did it with Justin Fashanu.
What will Arsenal fans say when Balotelli scores the FA Cup winning goal at Wembley against them? Hope Mario has the last laugh on that one.
It wouldn’t be the first time this season that Brendan Rodgers was forced by circumstances to play someone he didn’t want, and struck gold…