Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, May 28

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

Newcastle are lining up a move for highly-rated Coventry City midfielder Gael Bigirimana – Sky Sports

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, has confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about securing a move away from Emirates Stadium – talkSPORT

The agent of Manchester City target Thiago Silva claims the 27-year-old defender would consider leaving the San Siro if AC Milan wanted to sell him – talkSPORT

Meanwhile AC Milan are targeting a move for City striker Carlos Tevez after failing to sign the 28-year-old in January – Metro

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 28, says he is aware of interest from Spanish champions Real Madrid although he has indicated he is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge – Guardian

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean is hoping for a favour off fellow Scot and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as he tries to negotiate the loan signings of 19-year-olds Will and Michael Keane – Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 23, a £50m target for Real Madrid, has ruled out a move away from the Etihad. “My future is at Manchester City. I want to stay here,” he said – Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Huddersfield’s £8million-rated striker Jordan Rhodes, 22, who has been linked with Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham, says he has ‘no idea if I am staying’ after helping his club win promotion to the Championship – Daily Telegraph

But Fulham are set to launch a £5million bid for Rhodes which would end Celtic’s interest in the Scotland international – Daily Record

Sochaux winger Ryad Boudebouz, 22, has admitted Liverpool have spoken with his agent over a possible move to Anfield – Inside Futbol