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DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City offloaded maverick striker Mario Balotelli on Tuesday night - and set their sights on David Villa to replace him.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke says Peter Odemwingie's proposed switch to QPR is "being driven by greed".

QPR and Stoke are arranging a surprise swap deal for Peter Crouch and Jamie Mackie.

Norwich are ready to buy Leeds striker Luciano Becchio after failing to land Celtic's Gary Hooper.

Philippe Coutinho is expected to complete his £8.5million move from Inter Milan to Liverpool on Wednesday.

USA midfielder Brek Shea is set to complete his £2.5million move to Stoke from MLS side FC Dallas.

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is trying to rush through a deal for Port Vale striker Tom Pope.

Derby and Wolves are competing for Southampton left-back Danny Fox.

THE SUN

Mario Balotelli will leave Manchester City - despite them drawing a blank at Loftus Road.

Norwich are hoping to seal the signings of Celtic striker Gary Hooper and Leeds forward Luciano Becchio.

Fabricio Coloccini has pledged to stay at Newcastle for the rest of the season.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke wants QPR to pay-up or pull out of their bid for Peter Odemwingie - so he knows whether to replace or rehabilitate him.

Reading boss Brian McDermott has bid £8million for Blackpool forward Tom Ince.

Swindon may take Charlton striker Bradley Wright-Phillips on a six-month loan.

Derby and Wolves are battling it out for Southampton defender Danny Fox.

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is close to securing a deal for Port Vale striker Tom Pope.

DAILY MAIL

Mario Balotelli's colourful and often chaotic career in English football is over after Manchester City agreed to sell him to AC Milan in a deal worth £19.5million.

Arsenal bosses have held summit talks at the club's Hertfordshire HQ in a bid to salvage something from a fruitless January transfer window.

Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland has rejected the chance to join Chelsea.

Newcastle hope to strike a £9million deal for Ajax captain Siem de Jong.

West Ham have moved to sign goalkeeper Paul Robinson from Blackburn with Stephen Henderson going in the other direction.

Reading have agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Nick Blackman after offering Sheffield United £1.2million for the striker.

Stoke are ready to accept £5million plus Jamie Mackie from QPR for Peter Crouch.

Wigan and Fulham have enquired about taking Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson on loan.

DAILY EXPRESS

Mario Balotelli quit Manchester City for AC Milan last night and was told: goodbye and good riddance.

Leroy Fer's proposed £8.6million to Everton was hanging in the balance last night after his medical uncovered a long-standing knee problem.

DAILY STAR

Mario Balotelli will return to Italy today to join AC Milan in a £20million deal.

Chelsea have been given permission to hold talks with Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez will escape the sack for now - because there is non-one available to replace him.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Mario Balotelli's captivating and controversial career at Manchester City will officially end in the next 24 hours after AC Milan announced a £20million deal for the striker.

Paul Lambert insists he will have no transfer funds to spend after Aston Villa plunged back into the relegation zone.

Arsene Wenger has kept open the slim possibility of eventually signing David Beckham but stressed that, for now, the former England captain is training with Arsenal purely to get fit and for the example he will provide his young players.

Tottenham are preparing one final attempt to sign Leandro Damiao before the transfer window closes on Thursday amid concern over a pelvic injury to Jermain Defoe.

Everton's deal for Leroy Fer is in jeopardy after a long-standing knee injury caused concern during yesterday's medical at Goodison Park.

Reading have agreed a £1.2million deal to sign Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman.

Crystal Palace have had a bid for Wolves striker Sylvain Ebanks-Blake turned down.

Birmingham are expecting bids from Reading and Norwich for defender Curtis Davies.

THE TIMES

Mario Balotelli will bring the curtain down on his turbulent career in England today when he completes his projected £19.5million move to AC Milan from Manchester City.

Arsenal have tested the resolve of Barcelona and lodged a bid of about £8million for David Villa.

Rafael Benitez received assurances from Michael Emenalo, the Chelsea technical director, that he will remain as interim manager for the rest of the season.

Chelsea have been challenged by Birmingham to follow up their firm inquiry for Jack Butland with a solid bid, but the goalkeeper is set to reject any opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge.

Wigan have been offered former Birmingham striker Christian Benitez.

Reading remain in talks to sign Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman.

West Ham are interested in Aly Cissokho but will have to wait until the summer.

Crystal Palace are considering a move for Dundee United forward Johnny Russell.

Arsenal and Tottenham have been told that Heung Min Son will be able to leave Hamburg only in the summer.

Zulte Waregem striker Habib Habibou is in talks to move to Leeds.

QPR have offered up to £12million for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue.

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