Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, April 26

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

Newcastle urge ticketless fans not to travel to Wigan – Shields Gazette

Sunderland duo Seb Larsson and Kieran Richardson are out for the rest of the season after undergoing hernia operations – Sunderland Echo

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill warns team must cope with increased expectations – Sunderland Echo

Wigan have beaten Newcastle and Sunderland to the signature of Swedish-born Gambia Under-20 winger Alieu Darbo – Daily Mail

Blackburn’s out-of-favour defender Michel Salgado fancies joining former Real Madrid team-mate David Beckham at LA Galaxy – Daily Mirror

Manchester City are tracking highly rated teenage defender Lisandro Magallan, according to reports in his native Argentina. Magallan is rated as one of the brightest prospects in the country after establishing himself in the Gimnasia La Plata first team – talkSPORT

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, 31 wants to return to Dutch side Feyenoord. Kuyt has a clause in his contract that allows him to join a foreign club for £1m – Daily Mirror

Liverpool will contemplate sending Andy Carroll, 23, out on loan next season to free up space for a striker to come in. Valencia’s Roberto Soldado, Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente and FC Groningen’s David Texeira are all under consideration – Metro

Manchester United are set to battle it out with Real Madrid to sign Brazil’s next young superstar – Sao Paulo attacking midfielder Lucas – in a £12m deal – Daily Mirror

Derby rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are set to slug it out in the transfer market this summer in a £75m tug-of-war. Both sides are interested in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 25, Athletic Bilbao’s 27-year-old forward Fernando Llorente and Lille midfielder Eden Hazard, 21 – Manchester Evening News

Leeds are in talks with Doncaster’s El-Hadji Diouf with a view to signing the controversial forward who is out of contract in the summer –