Football transfer talk and gossip (Monday, March 3)

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

Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal make the headlines

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed he is to take anger management lessons, in the fallout of his altercation with Hull City midfielder David Meyler - Sun

Pardew has criticised Graeme Souness, after the former Liverpool manager turned television pundit condemned the Newcastle boss for his altercation with Hull’s David Meyler - Independent

Liverpool will move for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, this summer if the Reds secure Champions League qualification - Metro

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, has been targeted by Turkish side Besiktas. His contract expires at the end of the season - Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his interest in Real Sociedad’s 22-year-old French winger Antoine Griezmann, who is reportedly valued at £25m - Daily Star

Manchester United have ditched plans to sign Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, 25, after developing their interest in PSV Eindhoven’s Colombian international Santiago Arias, 22 - Metro

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams, 29, is wanted by Napoli boss Rafael Benitez after the defender impressed when the two teams met in the Europa League last month - Daily Mirror

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is targeting CSKA Moscow duo Alan Dzagoev, 23, and Seydou Doumbia, 26 - Caught Offside