Footbal transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, May 9

NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Chelsea and Arsenal are all in the news today.

Newcastle United have insisted Papiss Demba Cisse is ‘completely committed’ to the club after the striker was linked with Real Madrid – Shields Gazette

Canadian forward Junior Hoilett, 21, set to depart Ewood Park, has been targeted by Sunderland – the Independent

Lille attacker Eden Hazard, 21, has dropped the biggest hint yet about his preferred Premier League destination, with his declaration that he will ‘definitely’ be wearing blue next season, shortening the odds on a move to Manchester City or Chelsea – Daily Mirror

In-demand Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has urged the Amsterdam side not to price him out of a move to Tottenham – Daily Telegraph

Arsenal have agreed a fee of around £17million with Rennes for 21-year-old anchorman Yann M’Vila. The deal is set to be concluded at the end of the season – Metro

The Gunners’ spending could continue with the acquisition of Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm – Daily Mail

Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has denied reports he has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with chairman Daniel Levy to leave White Hart Lane this summer – the Sun

West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green is ready to swap the Championship for the Champions League with a move to Spanish side Malaga – Daily Mirror

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has identified 29-year-old Wolves midfielder Karl Henry as the man to add experience to his side in the summer – the Guardian

Stoke are ready to make a £4millionswoop for Swedish defender Martin Olsson, 23, who is likely to leave Blackburn following their relegation to the Championship – the Sun

MK Dons are preparing a double swoop for Dundee United pair Paul Dixon and Scott Robertson, while Aberdeen have joined Hibernian in the race to sign out-of-contract Tannadice midfielder Danny Swanson – the Sun

Liverpool are set to revive their interest in Dutchman Eljero Elia, who they first tracked when he was at Hamburg. The 25-year-old attacker has failed to settle at Juventus and is keen to leave Italy in search of first-team football – talkSPORT

Everton left-back Leighton Baines, 27, is a summer target for both Manchester United and Bayern Munich – Daily Mirror

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has identified 29-year-old Wolves midfielder Karl Henry as the man to add experience to his side in the summer – the Guardian