Gossip Column Gossip Column: Balotelli, Gotze, Payet, Varane, Ritchie, Alaba By FTN Reporter - 17/06/16 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football gossip & rumours: 17/06/16, Liverpool flop, Mario Balotelli, 25, is set to try his luck with Besiktas having failed to impress AC Milan during his loan spell. Daily Mail Arsenal are set to launch a £27m bid for Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze, 24. The Sun West Ham United have slapped a £60m on Dmitri Payet to fend off interest from Europe’s biggest clubs. Daily Star But the Hammers are preparing another bid for Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie, 26, just in case the French international does leave. Daily Telegraph Jose Mourinho has targeted Real Madrid’s Rafael Varane, 23, to partner new signing, Eric Bailly, 22, in the Manchester United defence. Daily Mirror Real Madrid are leading the chase for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba, 23. The Sun Read all transfer ins and outs, completed deals visit football transfer news.