World Football Gossip Roundup: Radamel Falcao, Mario Balotelli, Snoop Dogg
In the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, one story can often lead to another.
Chelsea have reportedly become the favorites to sign Colombian sensation Radamel Falcao (via Daily Mirror). So, what does that mean for Mario Balotelli?
Maybe more than one might think. That same story speculates that Manchester City could also be in the Falcao race if Balotelli can be offloaded this January.
So, is there a chance that Balotelli could leave City this winter? Read on to find out.
PSG Planning January Bid for Mario Balotelli?
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According to Goal.com, Paris Saint-Germain are planning a January bid for Mario Balotelli, who is out of favor at Manchester City.
Balotelli, a 22-year-old Italy international forward, was not part of City's squad for the 5-0 Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Saturday. He also missed the squad for last weekend's win over Tottenham after making news for a reportedly poor attitude in practice sessions.
Balotelli joined City from Inter Milan in 2010. City manager Roberto Mancini reportedly wants to keep Balotelli, but might be willing to sell if it means City could bid for Colombian forward Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid.
Juventus, Chelsea Want Luis Suarez?
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Juventus officials believe Liverpool could sell in-form Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez in January for the right price, according to The Mirror.
Suarez, 25, scored twice for Liverpool in a 3-0 Premier League victory over Wigan on Saturday. He leads the league with 10 goals this season.
The Uruguayan joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 and signed a new contract over the summer.
Meanwhile, The Mirror also reports that Chelsea believe they can bring Suarez to Stamford Bridge if Pep Guardiola becomes the club's next manager.
Guardiola, 41, previously managed Barcelona, but is currently unemployed. Roberto Di Matteo is in his first full season as Chelsea's full-time manager.
Manchester United to Bid on Wilfried Zaha, German Duo?
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Manchester United are reportedly planning a bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha (via Sunday Mirror).
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly received a favorable recommendation on Zaha and will reportedly offer "what it takes" to sign the 20-year-old rising star. Tottenham and Arsenal are also thought to be interested.
Meanwhile, United are also being linked with Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Bayer Leverkusen forward Lars Bender (via Daily Mirror). Both players are valued around £25 million.
Ronaldo, 27, joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 in a record £80 million transfer. He returns to Manchester this week to play Manchester City in the Champions League.
Raheem Sterling Apologizes to Ben Watson
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Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has apologized to Wigan's Ben Watson for an aerial challenge that left Watson with a broken leg.
Watson, 27, suffered the break during Wigan's 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said he did not know how much time Watson would need to recover (via BBC Sport).
Video of the challenge can be seen in this clip around the 0:55 mark.
Snoop Dogg Wants to Buy Share of Celtic?
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American rapper Snoop Dogg wants to buy a stake in Scottish club Celtic, according to the Scottish Daily Record.
Snoop, 41, reportedly came up with the idea after watching Celtic beat Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.
“I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things (at Celtic)," he said. “I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”