Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, April 11

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SUNDERLAND, Arsenal and Manchester United are among the club’s making the news today.

Celtic are interested in Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon. The 29-year-old Scotland international is out of contract in the summer – The Sun

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is monitoring Fulham’s in-form United States striker Clint Dempsey, 29, who has a year left on his contract at Craven Cottage – Daily Telegraph

French starlet Paul Pogba, 19, is no closer to signing a new contract with Manchester United with his agent Mino Raiola reportedly lining up a move to Juventus – The Times (subscription)

Robin van Persie is planning to snub a £200,000-a-week offer from Manchester City and stay with Arsenal – The Times (subscription)

Yesterday’s rumours and news

Swansea are closing on a £6million move for Ivorian striker Lacina Traore, 21. The forward, who has been compared to Emmanuel Adebayor and was previously tracked by Arsenal, is desperate to leave Russian club Kuban Krasnodar – Daily Mirror

Inter Milan and AC Milan lead the chase to take Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli back to Italy with the pair ready to launch £20million bids – Daily Mirror

AC Milan’s Italian striker Stephan El Shaarawy, 19, is wanted by Arsenal and could be allowed out on loan next season – Metro

Real Madrid want Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 28, after the Serbian’s outstanding campaign – Daily Mirror