Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, March 19

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

Highly-rated Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen, 24, who has been linked with Sunderland and Newcastle, is keen on a move to Arsenal this summer – the Sun

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, assistant David Platt and football administration officer Brian Marwood flew to France on Sunday to watch Lille playmaker Eden Hazard, 21, in his side’s 4-0 win against Valenciennes – the Sun

Manchester United have targeted Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy, 26, as Sir Alex Ferguson continues his search for a new right-back – Metro

Bayern Munich are set to offer Arjen Robben, 28, a bumper new deal to ward off interest from Chelsea and Manchester City – Metro

Eden Hazard is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs – Daily Mail

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Havant & Waterlooville striker Ollie Palmer, 19, who has scored 14 goals since joining the club in September – Daily Mirror

The Blues do face competition from AC Milan for the signature of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian, 23, in the summer – Metro

Luis Suarez has attempted to end speculation about his future by insisting that not only does he want to remain with Liverpool, but the Merseyside club are already looking to extend his contract – the Times