World Football Gossip Roundup: Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Marouane Fellaini
If you're a high-profile South American striker currently playing your club football in Europe, there's a good chance you feature prominently in this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.
Step forward, Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani. Both are being linked to English clubs, and both deals would involve big money.
In addition to those stories, we have updates on Ashley Cole, Mario Balotelli and Marouane Fellaini. Keep reading for all the details.
Roberto Mancini Makes Move for Radamel Falcao
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has met with Radamel Falcao's representatives, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Falcao, a 26-year-old Colombian striker, is expected to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the current season. Mancini has reportedly met multiple times with Falcao's representatives.
Any potential transfer is expected to cost about £45 million. Falcao reportedly wants a salary of £6 million per year after tax.
Arsene Wenger Ready to Spend Big on Edinson Cavani?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to spend £30 million to sign Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli, according to the Daily Mail.
Wenger's Arsenal fell further out of the title race after Saturday's 3-3 home draw with Fulham. The Mail reports that Wenger has made signing Cavani a priority after receiving a favorable review from chief scout Steve Rowley.
Cavani, 25, signed a new contract with Napoli in May.
Chelsea to Bid on Marouane Fellaini?
Chelsea will bid £30 million for Everton midfielder/forward Marouane Fellaini (via Sunday Mirror).
Fellaini, a 24-year-old Belgian international, scored his sixth league goal of the season and set up another as Everton defeated Sunderland 2-1 on Saturday.
Ashley Cole Heading to Paris Saint-Germain?
The Sun is reporting that defender Ashley Cole will leave Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season based on a series of Facebook posts by the player's mother.
Cole, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season. Chelsea have reportedly offered a one-year extension.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have dismissed speculation that Cole will be offloaded to PSG in January (via ESPN FC).
Inter Milan Want Mario Balotelli Back
Inter Milan want to bring Italian forward Mario Balotelli back to the San Siro, according to the Daily Mirror.
Balotelli, 22, played for Inter from 2007 to 2010 before joining Manchester City.
According to the Mirror, Inter sent representatives to City's Champions League home match against Ajax last week. The clubs have reportedly opened transfer talks already.