Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, March 8

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Newcastle United, Sunderland, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are among the clubs making the news today.

Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands could have kicked his last ball for the club – Shields Gazette

Ryan Taylor has signed a two-year contract extension at Newcastle United – Shields Gazette

Kieran Richardson is Sunderland’s major injury worry as they look to arrest a three-game winless Premier League run in Saturday’s visit of Liverpool – Sunderland Echo

Alan Pardew has escaped official Football Association punishment over his touchline behaviour during Sunday’s derby game at the Sports Direct Arena – Sunderland Echo

Liverpool are planning a double swoop for young English footballing talent and are preparing bids for Zaha, who is a long standing target for Newcastle, and Wigan winger Victor Moses – caughtoffside.com

Barcelona wonderkid Cristian Tello, 20, who scored twice in his side’s 7-1 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, is wanted by Liverpool, Benfica, Malaga and Valencia, according to his agent – Inside Futbol

Sought-after Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, who has scored 41 goals in 57 games for the Naples team, has told Chelsea and Manchester City his future lies in Italy – talkSPORT

Championship side Blackpool have failed with an audacious bid to sign one-time Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. The Bloomfield Road outfit offered the former England international a £100-a-week, pay-as-you-play deal – Daily Mirror

Brazilian playmaker Kaka, who had the chance to join Chelsea last summer, has reiterated his plans to stay at Real Madrid – talkSPORT

Manchester United’s midfielder Paul Pogba, 18, has agreed a transfer to Juventus – Daily Mail