Lazio set their eyes on Genoa loanee Cristian Ansaldi, also targeted by Roma and Juventus. The 29-year-old was loaned to the Serie A team from Zenit St Petersburg, and it seems likely that he will end up staying in Italy.
The Brazil international will leave Catalonia after eight years and 23 major honours with the Camp Nou club in favour of a switch to the Italian giants this summer. Barcelona full-back Dani Alves will join Serie A winners Juventus this week on a two-year contract.
The United States are not even among the top 20 countries in the FIFA rankings but the nation's all-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan believes they can win the World Cup in his lifetime. In 10 appearances,
Andre Ayew scored twice as Swansea overcame a much-changed Liverpool side 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium, with the Reds’ misery compounded by a red card for Brad Smith. Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to his side,
Danny Welbeck came off the bench to score the winner as Arsenal secured a narrow victory against Norwich City overshadowed by supporter protests. Arsenal fans held up placards bearing the slogan 'TIME FOR CHANGE'