Premier League clubs have broken the transfer spending record, with financial services firm Deloitte predicting the figure to have topped £1 billion when the current window closes next week.
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, shortly after Manchester City's signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was confirmed, the Premier League clubs' gross spending in the current transfer window stood at £880 million -- topping the £870m of last summer.
According to Deloitte, at the same stage last year...
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is attracting interest from French side Nice, coach Lucien Favre confirmed on Thursday.
Balotelli was not at Liverpool's training ground, Melwood, on Thursday, according to a source, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the 26-year-old is travelling to France for discussions with the Ligue 1 outfit.
However, the source made it known to ESPN FC that there is currently no agreement between to the two sides for the former Italy international.
And Favre has certain...