Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, March 30

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs making the news today.

Newcastle United fans shouldn’t boo former No9 Andy Carroll on his return to St James’s Park, according to Kenny Dalglish – Shields Gazette

Newcastle United are ready to put their bodies on the line as they battle to return to Europe – Shields Gazette

Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole says the Black Cats can face Manchester City without any fear tomorrow – Sunderland Echo

Martin O’Neill was unimpressed with several reports yesterday linking him with three of his former players at Aston Villa – Sunderland Echo

Three former Chelsea managers are plotting raids on the club. Fernando Torres is a £45m target for Guus Hiddink’s Anzhi Makhachkala, Carlo Ancelotti wants Ashley Cole at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, coached by Jose Mourinho, are eyeing Raul Meireles – Daily Mirror

Juventus want to muscle in on the summer auction to land Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. Manchester City and Chelsea both want to sign the 25-year-old Uruguay international – talkSPORT

Big-spending La Liga side Malaga plan to scupper Manchester United’s attempts to land Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen – Inside Futbol

Arsenal striker Carlos Vela wants to stay at Real Sociedad when his loan spell ends at the end of the season – talkSPORT