Football transfer talk and gossip (Friday, February 14)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.

Newcastle United, Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United and Barcelona make the headlines

Newcastle United will not rush into making a decision on Luuk de Jong’s future – despite needing to revamp their strikeforce this summer - Shields Gazette

Nacho Scocco will make his Sunderland debut tomorrow – after being put through his own mini pre-season at the Academy of Light - Sunderland Echo

Chelsea have been offered Atletico Madrid’s Brazil international striker Diego Costa, 25, in a swap deal involving Belgium international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, who is currently on a three-year loan at the Spanish club - Daily Star

Atletico are also eyeing Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris, 27. The Spanish club fear they will lose Courtois after his loan spell, because Chelsea want him back in their ranks for next season - Daily Mail

Inter Milan are preparing a move for Manchester United 32-year-old France defender Patrice Evra, who is out of contract in the summer, and watched the left-back in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Arsenal - Daily Mail

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are set to compete for the signing of Dinamo Zagreb striker Robert Muric in the summer. Ajax are also interested in the 17-year-old - Daily Express

Manchester City have agreed to sign 20-year-old midfielder Bruno Zuculini for about £1.5m from Argentina’s Racing Club - Daily Mirror

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 33, is set to wait until the end of the season, when his contract ends, before deciding whether his future remains at the club - Metro

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign 26-year-old Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who played under him at Real Madrid - Talksport

Tottenham have beaten Barcelona to the signing of 16-year-old Nigeria youth international Musa Yahaya, who has been called the new Andres Iniesta - Metro