Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, May 18

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Liverpool, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City all feature

Newcastle United will have to stump up £3.5m if the club is to prise Mark Davies away from Bolton Wanderers – Shields Gazette

Giovanni Trapattoni has expressed unhappiness with John O’Shea and warned his Sunderland team-mate James McClean he has to adapt his game this summer – Sunderland Echo

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher is expected to reject the chance of a move to Sunderland – Daily Mail

Meanwhile Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon says he could still remain with the club despite his contract having expired at the end of the season –

Big-spending Paris St-Germain are monitoring Napoli’s 27-year-old Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is also thought to have been targeted by Manchester City – talkSPORT

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted he would welcome the opportunity of playing in Spain – Metro

Roberto Mancini will consider swap deals for Carlos Tevez or Mario Balotelli to land Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester Evening News

Reading want to start life in the Premier League with Joe Cole. The newly promoted Royals have earmarked the Liverpool midfielder, who currently has two years left on his £70,000-a-week contract, as a loan signing – Daily Star

France’s Young Player of the Year, the 22-year-old Morocco international Younes Belhanda, says he wants to stay with Montpellier for another season, despite being linked with Manchester City and Arsenal – talkSPORT

Bologna’s 21-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who is believed to be wanted by several English clubs including Liverpool, could have played his last game for the Italian club, his agent says – Inside Futbol

Tottenham have made a move for Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone, a free agent after a successful season-long loan from Sevilla to fellow Spanish side Levante, where he scored 15 goals – Daily Mirror

Leicester have agreed a deal worth £1m for Fleetwood Town’s prolific striker Jamie Vardy – Daily Mail