Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, May 14

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

Papiss Demba Cisse has vowed to again be among the goals for Newcastle United next season – at home and abroad – Shields Gazette

Alan Pardew is adamant that his Newcastle United side will be even stronger next season – especially in defence – Shields Gazette

Martin O’Neill has already begun work on re-shaping his squad for next season, with Nicklas Bendtner shown the exit door early at the Stadium of Light yesterday – Sunderland Echo

Manchester United and Newcastle are considering making bids for France right-back Mathieu Debuchy after Lille indicated the 26-year-old would be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window, with a £6.5million fee mooted – Metro

Spain legend Raul has left German club Schalke, where he became a fans’ favourite with 27 goals in 63 Bundesliga appearances, to sign for Qatari side Al Sadd – Daily Mirror

Liverpool target Rasmus Elm has warned the Reds he is far from certain to leave his Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old Sweden international says he ‘feels good at AZ’ – Metro

Derby have rejected a £1.2million offer from Burnley for defender Jason Shackell, 28 – the Sun

Middlesbrough are interested in Portsmouth’s Luke Varney, 29, and the striker could be available for as little as £375,000 – the Sun

Liverpool are also set to make an offer for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, who has made just five Premier League starts this season – Caughtoffside.com

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy maintains that none of the club’s top players will leave White Hart Lane this summer – the Sun

Everton want to sign Olympiakos’s Hungarian goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri to provide competition for Tim Howard at Goodison Park. The 22-year-old, who is entering the last year of his contract, would cost around £800,000 – Daily Mirror

Cardiff and Ipswich have held discussions with goalkeeper Joe Lewis, 24, who is set to leave Peterborough on a free transfer – the Sun