Football rumours and news: Thursday, November 15

Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid are all in the news today.

Manchester City will open the bidding at £40million as they make an audacious move to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 25, in January. City are ready to offload striker Mario Balotelli to make room for the Premier League’s leading scorer – Full story: Daily Mirror

Balotelli, though, will stay at Manchester City despite interest from AC Milan, says the 22-year-old’s national coach Cesare Prandelli – Full story: Metro

Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is deciding whether to join a Premier League club. The £7million-rated Schalke forward, 29, has been attracting interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are plotting a £5m move for Blackpool’s attacking midfielder Thomas Ince, a little more than a year after they let the 20-year-old academy product leave Anfield on a free transfer – Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is said to be setting his sights on Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 24, and is ready to offer long-term Old Trafford target – 24-year-old forward Karim Benzema – in a swap deal – Full story: Caughtoffside

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 30, is wanted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in the January transfer window – Full story: Metro

Atletico Madrid striker Radmael Falcao has hinted he could be ready for a switch to the Premier League and Manchester City and Chelsea are ready to make offers for the £45million-rated 26-year-old Colombian – Full story: the Sun

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has told Chelsea he is no hurry to join them. The London club are planning a £30million move for the 25-year-old Belgian in January’s transfer window but he said: “I want to play for one of the biggest clubs one day. But I am patient.” – Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Joey Barton, 30, wants to stay at French club Marseille beyond his season-long loan from QPR – Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has put a striker top of his January shopping list after scoring just eight goals in the Premier League so far this season. Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh, 28, and West Ham’s Carlton Cole, 29, are among his early targets – Full story: Daily Mail