Football transfer talk and gossip (Sunday, February 23)

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

Newcastle United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City and Swansea all make the headlines

Owner Mike Ashley is willing to discuss selling Newcastle United - if someone offers £250m - Sunday People

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 29, is a transfer target for a Singapore-based billionaire trying to buy Spanish side Valencia - Sunday Mirror

Liverpool will make a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 26, if they qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season - Metro

Swansea’s Spain striker Michu, 27, is wanted by Anzhi Makhachkala, before the Russian transfer window shuts on Monday night - Sunday People

Manchester United believe they have won the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 21-year-old Germany international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for £25m - Daily Star Sunday

Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants to tempt former Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, 23, across Stanley Park from Liverpool to Goodison Park - Sunday Mirror

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, is ready to move abroad at the end of the season with the former Everton centre-half wanted by Monaco and Besiktas - Sun on Sunday