Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
The long-standing rift between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger has meant that the former has blocked Manchester United defender PHIL JONES' potential move to Arsenal, reports the Evening Standard.
Premier League champions Leicester are weighing up a club-record £25million bid to bring former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder STEVEN NZONZI back to England from Sevilla, claims the Daily Telegraph.
The Daily Mirror writes that Southampton will break their club-record transfer fee on Lille midfielder SOFIANE BOUFAL, who could cost £20million.
MARIO BALOTELLI finally looks close to leaving Liverpool, with reports in Italy that Swiss club FC Sion are talking to the striker.
Arsenal might not have it all their own way in their pursuit of MARCEL TISSERAND as Leicester are also interested in the Monaco defender, according to the Daily Mirror.