Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, March 13

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

Arsenal have joined Newcastle in the race to sign £5m-rated French midfielder Benjamin Corgne, 24, after Gunners scout Gilles Grimandi watched him again on Saturday – Metro

Tottenham are planning to prise teenage starlet Raheem Sterling away from Liverpool. The 17-year-old is frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities at Anfield – Daily Mail

Rennes manager Frederic Antonetti says 21-year-old French midfielder Yann M’Vila, who has been linked with Arsenal, will leave the club at the end of the season – Goal.com

Manchester City and Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain says he will not consider his long-term future until the end of the season. The 24-year-old Argentine says he is committed to Real Madrid’s title challenge – talkSPORT

Aston Villa are ready to battle Fulham for the signature of Pavel Pogrebnyak, 28, who has scored five goals in four games on loan at Fulham from Stuttgart – Daily Mirror

Rennes manager Frederic Antonetti says 21-year-old French midfielder Yann M’Vila, who has been linked with Arsenal, will leave the club at the end of the season – Goal.com

Liverpool look like they are losing out to Italian giants Inter Milan in the race for Udinese’s 23-year-old utility man Mauricio Isla – talkSPORT

French midfielder Paul Pogba, 18, could be set to sign a new contact at Manchester United after being linked with a move away from Old Trafford – Manchester Evening News

Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet, 23, has no intention of leaving the club on loan and has vowed to force his way into Sir Alex Ferguson’s side – SkySports

Rangers defender Dorin Goian has turned down a big-money move to China despite seeing his wages cut at Ibrox, according to his agent – Sky Sports

Tottenham could face competition from neighbours Arsenal to sign Jan Vertonghen in the summer after the Ajax defender revealed he is keen on a move to Emirates Stadium – Sky Sports