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Italy's forward Mario Balotelli heads the ball to score a goal as England's goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) and England's defender Gary Cahill try to defend during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014
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Sports Mole takes a look at the latest transfer gossip doing the rounds.

The World Cup continues to gather pace, but that has not stopped club managers attempting to improve their squad for the coming season.

Here, Sports Mole has rounded up the transfer gossip from around the globe.

Gonzalo Higuain "flattered" by Barcelona link
Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain admits that he is "flattered" by reports that Barcelona are attempting to sign him during this summer's transfer window.

Report: AS Monaco interested in Adam Johnson
AS Monaco reportedly express an interest in signing Sunderland winger Adam Johnson.

Arsenal to make £25m bid for Mario Balotelli?
Arsenal will make a £25m bid for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, according to reports.

West Ham United close to Cheikhou Kouyate signing?
West Ham United will reportedly complete the signing of Cheikhou Kouyate in the next 48 hours.

Report: Inter Milan interested in Pablo Osvaldo
Inter Milan reportedly identify Southampton's Pablo Osvaldo as a potential signing during this summer's transfer window.

Queens Park Rangers open Thomas Ince talks?
Queens Park Rangers reportedly open talks with Thomas Ince over a summer move.

Report: Aleix Vidal has Sevilla medical
Almeria midfielder Aleix Vidal reportedly undergoes a medical ahead of a move to Sevilla.

Report: Xavi close to Al Sadd move
Barcelona midfielder Xavi will reportedly join Al Sadd after the World Cup this summer.

Report: Everton join Cristian Tello race
Atletico Madrid will reportedly face competition from Everton if they push ahead with their attempts to sign Cristian Tello from Barcelona.

Report: Adriano's Roma move breaks down
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has reportedly blocked Roma's attempts to sign Adriano.

Report: Athletic Bilbao join Nacho Monreal hunt
Athletic Bilbao reportedly identify Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal as a potential signing.

Daley Blind 'keeping feet on ground'
Ajax defender Daley Blind insists that talk of a move to Manchester United will not play on his mind at the World Cup this summer.

Report: La Liga trio want Jan Oblak
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are all reportedly interested in signing Benfica goalkeeper Jan Oblak this summer.

Fulham capture Shaun Hutchinson from Motherwell
Fulham sign their first player of the summer, bringing in Shaun Hutchinson from Motherwell on a two-year contract.

Report: Championship interest in Charlton Athletic defender Michael Morrison
Several Championship clubs reportedly identify out-of-contract Charlton Athletic defender Michael Morrison as a transfer target this summer.

Sevilla's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu (L) and Valencia's midfielder Juan Bernat during the UEFA Europa League semifinal on April 24, 2014
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