Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, May 15

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Machester duo City and United and Arsenal are among the clubs making the news today.

Alan Pardew is hopeful of bringing ‘two or three players’ to Newcastle United this summer, and one player of particular interest is right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who has been recommended a move to the club by his former Lille team-mate Yohan Cabaye and is reportedly available for a fee of about £6.5million – Shields Gazette

Martin O’Neill believes Sunderland’s requirements in the transfer market would have been ‘glossed over’ if they had achieved their top-10 goal – Shields Gazette

New Premier League champions Manchester City are in pole position to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie for £25million, tripling his salary to £250,000 a week – Daily Mirror

Nigel Reo-Coker is set to leave relegated Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer – Sky Sports

Luckily for Arsenal, new signing Lukas Podolski claims he can be three strikers rolled into one for the Gunners next season – Daily Mirror

Manchester United express an interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, as talks over a new contract break down. The 23-year-old Poland international has scored 30 goals this season – Metro

Lille playmaker Eden Hazard says he will be joining a Manchester club this season. However the 21-year-old Belgium international does not know whether it will be City or United he joins – Inside Futbol

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to leave the club despite his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson, according to his agent – Sky Sports

Chelsea and Liverpool look set to miss out on Sao Paolo midfielder Lucas Moura. Inter Milan look the strong favourites to sign the 19-year-old Brazilian – talkSPORT

West Brom are weighing up whether to sign on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster on a permanent basis. The Baggies’ player-of-the-year is scheduled to return to Championship side Birmingham this summer – talkSPORT

Atletico Madrid have slapped a £50million price tag on Chelsea target Radamel Falcao – Daily Mail