Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool - and could be appointed by Friday.

Liverpool could make a formal approach for Rodgers this week, while Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is also in contention following talks with the club.

Mario Balotelli has said he will walk off the pitch is he is subjected to abuse at Euro 2012, amid growing concerns over racism during the tournament.

Elsewhere, Phil Jagielka has said that a lack of expectation could help England at Euro 2012, suggesting less pressure will benefit the squad.

TRANSFER NEWS

In today's transfer news, Manchester City could make a £30m bid for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder after missing out on Eden Hazard. (Football Italia)

With Manchester United close to signings Shinji Kagawa, Sir Alex Ferguson will turn his attention to Luka Modric - who could cost £35m. (Daily Mail)

And finally, Arsene Wenger could make a surprise move for Nigel de Jong as his efforts to sign Yann M'Vila continue to be frustrated. (Daily Mirror)

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