2pm Transfer Talk Update: Mario Balotelli, Angel di Maria, Lucas Silva

Italy's Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Czech Republic during their World Cup qualifier on September 10, 2013
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news and gossip from the world of football.

With a little over a week remaining of the summer transfer window, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and gossip.

Thursday afternoon's headlines:

Report: Balotelli agent arrives in England
Mario Balotelli's agent arrives in England to thrash out a £17.6m transfer to Liverpool, according to reports.

Milan 'confirm Liverpool, Milan talks'
AC Milan's TV channel confirms that the club are in talks with Liverpool regarding the sale of striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli 'confirms Milan exit'
Mario Balotelli reportedly confirms that he is leaving AC Milan amid suggestions that Liverpool are in talks to sign the striker.

Di Maria asks to leave Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti reveals that midfielder Angel di Maria has rejected a new contract at Real Madrid and has asked to leave.

Man United 'eye £12m Brazil star'
Louis van Gaal is eyeing up a bid for £12m-rated Cruziero midfielder Lucas Silva, according to a report.

Martinez 'happy to stick with squad'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez suggests that his summer spending may be over after admitting that he is "happy" with his current squad.

Wenger open to signing defender, midfielder
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hints that he may try to sign a defensive midfielder and another defender before the transfer window closes.

Allardyce hunting for defensive cover
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce reveals that the club are in the market for defensive cover.

Three clubs chasing McGugan signature?
Watford midfielder Lewis McGugan is reportedly wanted by a trio of clubs.

Watford's Lewis McGugan celebrates a goal against Doncaster on September 17, 2013
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