Transfer Rumours Feb 29 update: Asamoah Gyan, Romain Amalfitano, Sunderland, Newcastle, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, West Ham, Liverpool

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SUNDERLAND striker Asamoah Gyan is a wanted man, while a Toon midfield target says his move is not a done deal. Arsenal Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester City are also in the news.

Asamoah Gyan is a wanted man in the Middle East. Al-Ain, the club where the striker is currently on loan, want to make the move permanent while at least one other United Arab Emirates-based side are interested in the Sunderland star – Shields Gazette

Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano says reports claiming he has already agreed a summer switch to Newcastle are wide of the mark – Sky Sports

Sunderland’s George McCartney is hoping to help West Ham back into the Premier League and earn himself a permanent switch to Upton Park – Sky Sports

German striker Lukas Podolski is close to joining Arsenal from Cologne. The 26-year-old has apparently already agreed personal terms with Arsenal, although the two clubs are yet to agree a fee – Full story: Bild (in German)

Seydou Keita claims no decision has been taken regarding his future at Barcelona, but admits to being flattered by reports linking him with Liverpool – Sky Sports

Leeds have handed a trial to Swedish midfielder and free agent Dulee Johnson, 27 – Daily Mirror

Napoli have issued a “hands-off” warning to Manchester City and Chelsea over their pursuit of Ezequiel Lavezzi. The striker has impressed for the Serie A club but president Aurelio De Laurentiis says the club will ignore any offers – talkSPORT

Yesterday’s Transfer Rumours

Spanish giants Barcelona are interested in Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The 16-year-old caught the eye of the Spaniards when he scored for England schoolboys against Wales last year – Daily Mirror

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas is hoping to lure Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder to Stamford Bridge this summer as he bids to add more creativity to his Blues midfield – Caught Offside

Keith Andrews is expecting to hold talks with West Bromwich Albion over the coming months regarding a long-term deal at The Hawthorns – Sky Sports

Manchester United are the latest Premier League side to be watching Torino’s attacking midfielder Alen Stevanovic. Scouts from the Premier League’s top six clubs were at a recent match to see the 21-year-old in action – Daily Mail

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he believes Porto star Hulk would be an ideal signing in the summer – Metro

Contract rebels Paul Pogba and Ezekiel Fryers have been told to sign new deals in the next 48 hours or forget about playing for Manchester United again – the Sun

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