Football transfer talk and gossip (Thursday, February 27)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.
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Newcastle United, Sunderland, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton make the headlines

Luuk De Jong feels his strike partnership with Loic Remy is already starting to gel – with the pair ready to fire Newcastle United to victory at Hull on Saturday - Shields Gazette

Gus Poyet is fretting over the final two places in his cup final side after already deciding the bulk of Sunderland’s starting XI to face Manchester City on Sunday - Sunderland Echo

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 32, could follow defensive partner Nemanja Vidic to Inter Milan at the end of the season after the Italian club opened talks with the Frenchman - Daily Express

Everton have beaten Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool to the signature of 15-year-old Irish prodigy Stephen Kinsella from Templeogue United - Talksport

Liverpool are lining up a £5m bid to sign Bojan Krkic, 23, from Barcelona. The Spain striker is currently on loan at Ajax Amsterdam - Daily Mirror

Manchester City have entered the race to sign Southampton’s 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw as manager Manuel Pellegrini seeks to strengthen his defensive options - Guardian

Atletico Madrid have made Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado their number one target for the summer, as the 28-year-old striker struggles in the Premier League following his move from Valencia - Talksport

Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton will leave White Hart Lane this summer because the 25-year-old wants to be used as a right-back rather than on the left side of defence - Daily Mirror