Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, February 22

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

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye insists he’s learned from his three-game suspension as he prepares to return to the team – Shields Gazette

Craig Gardner holds no grudges against Martin O’Neill for selling him while manager of Aston Villa – Sunderland Echo

Newcastle have been warned they could lose top scorer Demba Ba, 26, for just £3.5m this summer – Daily Star

Al-Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu has urged Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan to make a permanent move to the Pro League leaders – The National

Leicester City are planning to hold talks with Aston Villa regarding the future of on-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso – Sky Sports

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in the hunt for 21-year-old Ghana international defender Daniel Opare, who has impressed for Standard Liege this season – The Sun

Liverpool are one of three clubs believed to be monitoring the form of 26-year-old Hertha Berlin midfielder Raffael – talkSPORT

Manchester City may make a summer move for 24-year-old Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain – Daily Mail

Uruguay international Edinson Cavani, 25, will quit Napoli this summer if Chelsea knock them out of the Champions League and has targeted a move to the Premier League – and possibly to Stamford Bridge – Evening Standard

Arsenal are ready to open fresh contract talks with winger Theo Walcott, midfielder Tomas Rosicky and striker Robin van Persie after the trio indicated they are keen to stay at the club – Metro

Chelsea are targeting Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott and could be willing to swap him for Stamford Bridge striker Daniel Sturridge – The Sun

Javi Garcia’s agent has rejected reports that Manchester United have made an offer for the Benfica midfielder – Sky Sports

Arsenal and Liverpool are believed to have have reignited their interest in Werder Bremen attacking midfielder Marko Marin, 22, who has been dubbed the German Lionel Messi – Footylatest