Football transfer gossip (March 3): Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City

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Manchester City are plotting a sensational bid to bring 22-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge back to the club after enquiring about the Chelsea striker’s contract situation.

Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid are prepared to ignore Chelsea and offer 24-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain to Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, AC Milan are believed to be desperate to sign Manchester City frontman Mario Balotelli, 21. The Italian giants are preparing a big-money move for the £30m-rated striker.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has again indicated his desire to lure 25-year-old Porto striker Hulk to Stamford Bridge, saying the Brazil international “fits the profile” of the player he is looking for.

Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been alerted to the availability of Sao Paulo 19-year-old midfielder Lucas Moura, after it was revealed the Brazilian playmaker has stepped up English lessons in a bid to attract Premier League interest.

Full story: Metro

Liverpool are believed to have expressed their interest in signing 20-year-old Barcelona forward Cristian Tello.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Ivica Olic is one of the names on Alex McLeish’s summer wish-list. The 32-year-old Bayern Munich forward was scouted by Aston Villa a couple of weeks ago as the Scot looks to complete a major overhaul of his playing staff at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mail

Rubin Kazan are ready to make an offer to take Manchester City’s 19-year-old striker John Guidetti, who made his debut for Sweden last week, to Russia, after some superb performances while on loan at Feyenoord.

Full story: Inside Futbol

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