NEWCASTLE United are linked with two Championship stars, while all his quiet on the Sunderland front.
Barnsley’s young captain Jacob Butterfield could be heading to Newcastle in a £2m deal. Full story: Daily Mail
Newcastle could fork out £2m for young Barnsley captain Jacob Butterfield, despite the midfielder’s knee ligament injury ruling him out of action until the start of next season. The Magpies are still willing to sign the player, agree compensation with the Tykes and take up Butterfield’s rehabilitation programme. Full story: Daily Mirror
Promotion-chasing Southampton and Europe-chasing Newcastle have both made bids for Burnley’s in-form striker Jay Rodriguez. Burnley manager Eddie Howe admits the 22-year-old could be on the move this summer. “I’m sure there’ll be clubs looking at him,” admitted Howe. “We’ll wait and see on that one.” Full story: Daily Mirror
Former France international and World Cup winner Marcel Desailly has urged Arsenal to swoop for 21-year-old Rennes sensation Yann M’Vila, at any cost. “You will see he is the best midfielder,” said Desailly. “Better even than Patrick Vieira.” Full story: Daily Mail
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, expected to leave Old Trafford in the close season, may be headed for Turkish side Galatasaray. Full story: caughtoffside.com
Italian giants Juventus are plotting a £40m summer swoop on Manchester City for Argentine forward Carlos Tevez. The 28-year-old has been linked with big-money moves to Serie A in the past, with Inter and AC Milan previously the supposed suitors. Full story: talkSPORT
Veteran Stoke midfielder Salif Diao has been told he can leave the Britannia at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Senegalese wants to continue playing in England as his family are settled. Full story: talkSPORT