Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, March 7

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are among the clubs making the news today.

Hatem Ben Arfa has denied claims that he may be looking to leave Newcastle United in the summer – Sky Sports

Nicklas Bendtner feared he might lose his sight after the injury which broke his eye socket earlier this year, the striker has revealed – Sunderland Echo

Martin O’Neill admits he sympathises with Lee Cattermole for allowing his emotions to boil over at the conclusion of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby, even though he has hit the Sunderland skipper in the pocket – Sunderland Echo

Sunderland youngster John Egan has joined Sheffield United on loan. The Blades have also landed Blackpool’s Matt Hill on a temporary deal – Sky Sports

Belgian international defender Jan Vertonghen, reportedly a target for a number of Premier League sides, says he will not sign a new contract at Ajax – the Sun

Controversial Liverpool star Luis Suarez is on Paris Saint-Germain’s shopping list as part of an £85m summer spending spree – Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering making a move for West Brom’s prolific striker Peter Odemwingie – the Sun

AC Milan want to benefit from Chelsea’s managerial problems by signing Ashley Cole – talkSPORT

Manchester City and Chelsea face a battle to sign Porto striker Hulk after the Brazilian forward said he would love the chance to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid – talkSPORT

Juventus have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United contract rebel Paul Pogba – Daily Mail

Championship trio Hull, Doncaster and Burnley are monitoring Robbie Fowler’s position after the former England striker stopped training with Blackpool – Daily Mail

Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku is ready to go out on loan to get more playing time under his belt – Sky Sports

Swedish striker John Guidetti, who has scored 18 goals in 17 Eredivisie games for Feyenoord this season, has warned Manchester City he is not prepared to return to the club to sit on the bench next season – Inside Futbol

Jonjo Shelvey is attracting interest from a host of Championship clubs - but Liverpool have yet to decide whether to allow the midfielder to go back out on loan. Blackpool and Middlesbrough are among those keen to secure the 20-year-old’s services until the end of the season – Liverpool Echo