Transfer Rumours: Friday, February 17

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IT’S quiet on the Newcastle United and Sunderland front today, with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Derby, Tottenham and Blackburn among the sides making the headlines.

Italian side Palermo have admitted they would consider making a shock bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who is reportedly unhappy with the way he has been treated in England following his eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra – Metro

Or maybe French club Paris Saint-Germain are the ones to offer Uruguayan Suarez an escape from the Premier League limelight – Daily Mirror

Manchester United are believed to have approached Borussia Dortmund regarding 19-year-old midfielder Mario Goetze, according to the player’s agent – Talksport

Chelsea insist goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Daniel Sturridge are part of their long-term plans and will not be leaving Stamford Bridge – London Evening Standard

Manchester City and Manchester United are battling it out to sign Derby and England U17s midfield wonderkid Will Hughes – Daily Mirror

Yesterday’s Transfer Rumours

Tottenham are locked in a battle with Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus to clinch the signing of 22-year-old Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao – Talksport

Midfielder Junior Hoilett, 21, is attracting interest from Italy as he nears the end of his Blackburn contract - but Rovers boss Steve Kean has not given up on the Canadian remaining at Ewood Park – Lancashire Telegraph

Carlos Tevez’s comments suggesting he was treated ‘like a dog’ by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini may have ruined the striker’s chances of playing for the club again – The Sun

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