Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, February 20

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Liverpool, Everton and Rangers are among the clubs making the news today

Sunderland AFC has today announced that Niall Quinn has decided to step down from his role at the football club after six years – Sunderland Echo

Danny Guthrie is adamant Newcastle United’s bid for European football is still on course – Shields Gazette

Wolves are on course to appoint Mick McCarthy’s successor in time for their match with Newcastle on Saturday – Express and Star

Everton have tied up a deal for 16-year-old Australian starlet Jake Adelson – Sky Sports

Serbian starlet Lazar Markovic insists he has no plans to leave Partizan Belgrade after being strongly linked with Liverpool and Chelsea – Sky Sports

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane is considering returning to Aston Villa in the summer – the Mirror

Eden Hazard is one of Spurs’ top summer transfer targets, Harry Redknapp has confirmed – the Metro

Sheffield United striker Ched Evans says he does not want to leave the club in the summer and is hoping to agree a new contract – Sky Sports

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has yet to think about lodging an appeal against the SPL’s decision to block the signing of Daniel Cousin, but has received the support of administrators – Sky Sports

Liverpool have taken Portsmouth defensive starlet Sam Magri on trial – Sky Sports

Brazilian sensation Leandro Damiao has claimed that Tottenham have lodged an offer for him – Sky Sports