Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, April 27

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs making the news today

Yohan Cabaye says he’s silenced the critics in France who questioned his move to Newcastle United – Shields Gazette

Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan have lost their battle to be fit for Newcastle United’s visit to Wigan Athletic tomorrow – Shields Gazette

Criminal damage charges against Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole have been dropped after he agreed to pay for a car-wrecking spree – Shields Gazette

Lee Cattermole is striving to give Sunderland’s depleted midfield a boost by returning for tomorrow’s clash with Bolton – Sunderland Echo

Stephane Sessegnon hopes lightning strikes twice against Bolton to edge him closer to his double figures target – Sunderland Echo

Heung Min-son’s agent insists he will not discuss his future until the end of the season, after being linked with Newcastle United – Sky Sports

Sunderland are hoping they can entice Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett to stay in the Premier League if Rovers are relegated next month. But the Black Cats face stiff competition from Champions League finalists Bayern Munich and French club Marseille to land the 21-year-old forward – Daily Mail

Chelsea are ready to make a £35m move for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 24. Real could be willing to do business because coach Jose Mourinho wants Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 23, at the Bernabeu next season – the Sun

Manchester City plan to snatch Lille star Eden Hazard, 21, from under Manchester United’s nose – the Sun

Owen Hargreaves, 31, will not be offered a new deal by Manchester City at the end of the season, a decision that casts doubt over the midfielder’s long-term future in the game in light of the injuries that have disrupted his career – the Guardian

Hungarian twins Gergely and David Bobal are set to return to Manchester City in the summer after impressing in an initial trial – Sky Sports

Arsenal are reported to be in “advanced negotiations” with French club Rennes over the signature of midfielder Yann M’Vila. It is thought the 21-year-old French international, who has been capped 18 times by his country, could cost around £22m – Metro

AC Milan are hoping to lure Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou, 26, to the San Siro this summer. The Ivorian has spent most of his six seasons in west London on the fringes but has become an integral part of the side since Roberto di Matteo took temporary charge – talkSPORT

Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Udinese’s 25-year-old Colombian defender Pablo Armero, according to reports coming out of Italy – Footy Latest

Everton boss David Moyes is ready to snap up Wigan’s Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame on a free transfer in the summer, but he could face competition from Newcastle. The 24-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season – Daily Mirror

Borussia Dortmund have given Manchester United and Chelsea target Shinji Kagawa, 23, until the end of the month to commit his future to the club. The Japan international midfielder is out of contract in the summer of 2013 – talkSPORT