Transfer Rumours May 5: Newcastle, Sunderland, Tottenham, Hoffenheim, Manchester City, Liverpool, Fulham, Everton, Manchester United, Roma and Juventus.

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NEWCASTLE look to up for the fight for German defender Serdar Tasci while Sunderland have missed out on Basel’s Valentin Stocker.. Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester pair United and City are all in the news.

Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in the services of German international defender Serdar Tasci, 25, but they face stiff competition from rival suitors Roma and Juventus. - Footy Latest

Hoffenheim have already succeeded in luring FC Basel’s left-sided attacker Valentin Stocker, 23, to Germany, despite serious interest from Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland. - talkSPORT

German outfit Hoffenheim plan to raid Championship side Crystal Palace for highly-rated youngster Wilfried Zaha. They hope the £4m-rated 19-year-old winger might be tempted by a move to the Bundesliga big time - the Sun

Gareth Bale is not bound for Etihad Stadium, says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. “Bale is a fantastic player,” said the City boss. “But I don’t think he will leave a big team like Tottenham.” - Metro

Fulham boss Martin Jol has shrugged off Liverpool interest in his 29-year-old American striker Clint Dempsey. “I’m not bothered about it,” he declared. - the Times

Everton are not prepared to let any of their stars leave Goodison Park at the end of the campaign, despite interest from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. - Daily Mail

Southampton have added West Bromwich Albion striker Simon Cox, 25, to their list of potential targets after securing their return to the Premier League. - Daily Mail

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