West Ham and Crystal Palace are plotting a January transfer move for Genk defensive midfielder* *Kara Mbodj.  The 23-year-old Senegalese midfielder is in hot demand according to* **The Sun** *who are reporting that both West Ham and Crystal Palace as well as Scottish giants Celtic are tracking the player in view of a potential move during the upcoming January transfer window.

By Bradley Sharp

Controversial forward Mario Balotelli will be sold by Liverpool as soon as January if his form does not continue.  The Italian is facing a battle to save his Liverpool career after reports in the Daily Express suggested that he could be off-loaded as early as January unless he begins repaying the club’s £16million fee.

By Bradley Sharp

Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is set to snub approaches from both Liverpool and Arsenal, and is happy at Napoli – according to his brother.  Liverpool are already considering replacing Mario Balotelli after his dismal start to life at Anfield and Higuain s near the top of Brendan Rodgers’ list of potential candidates.

By Freddie Harding