Transfer Rumours update: Saturday, April 28 – Newcastle, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea

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NEWCASTLE, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are among those teams making the headlines today.

Newcastle and Tottenham are weighing up a move for Javi Marquez, 25, after the Espanyol midfielder turned down a new deal at the club, paving the way for a summer exit – talkSPORT

Arsenal have taken significant steps towards a summer move for Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martinez, 23, but face a £32m fight with Manchester Untied and Barcelona to land the versatile Spanish international – Daily Mail

Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are set for a £1.5m tussle over 18-year-old Crewe midfielder Nick Powell, who has been described as having the potential to be the best ever graduate from the famed Alex academy – Metro

Champions League finalists Chelsea are closing in on a £35m deal for Hulk, 25, after the Porto striker’s agent admitted he is in talks with four Premier League clubsb – Daily Mail

Julien Faubert, 28, is ready to return to France after revealing he has yet to receive a new offer from West Ham – Daily Mirror

Everton have yet to open talks with Tottenham about making Steven Pienaar’s loan return to Goodison Park permanent, according to the South African midfielder’s agent – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool have lodged a £16m bid for Bologna’s 21-year-old midfielder Gaston Ramirez, according to reports in Italy – Metro

Tottenham are also lining up a move for Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 25, as a long-term replacement for 40-year-old Brad Friedel –

Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 22, who has been linked with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool, has pledged his future to Swansea City – Daily Mirror

David Moyes hopes it is a case of second time lucky after planning another move to lure Clint Dempsey, 29, to Everton this summer, although money could prove an obstacle again. Moyes had scouted Dempsey extensively when he was at New England Revolution but did not have the funds to match Fulham’s £2m bid in January 2007 – Daily Mail