Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, February 27

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SUNDERLAND, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham are among the clubs making the news today.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole admits he is aware of his precarious disciplinary situation – Sunderland Echo

Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the hunt for Sunderland midfield sensation Stephane Sessegnon. The 27-year-old has been resurgent since Martin O’Neill took over at the Stadium of Light – The Sun

Newcastle insist that progress is being made with new contracts for defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson – Shields Gazette

Reported Sunderland and Newcastle target, Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen, has voiced his desire to play in the Premier League and has described reported suitors Tottenham as an ‘amazing club’ – Sky Sorts

Aston Villa want to bring in Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 24, at the end of the season to shore up their back-line – Daily Mirror

In-form French striker Olivier Giroud, 25, wants a move to the Premier League and specifically Arsenal, having scored 16 goals already this campaign for current club Montpellier – The Sun

Fulham are set to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, 30, for the rest of the season – Daily Mail

Sam Allardyce is hopeful of persuading Robert Green to stay at West Ham United – Sky Sports

Andre Villas-Boas insists he does not want Frank Lampard to leave Chelsea despite a much-publicised bust-up – Sky Sports

Manchester City’s Spanish 18-year-old midfielder Juan Roman is set to move to Dougie Freedman’s Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season – Daily Mirror