Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, June 7

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Newcastle United, Manchester City, Sunderland, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are among the clubs making the news today

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits he faces a balancing act in a bid to avoid Europa League burnout next season – Shields Gazette

Marcos Angeleri hopes Argentine side Independiente will provide the escape route from his Sunderland misery – Sunderland Echo

Edin Dzeko could be set to leave Manchester City after fellow striker Carlos Tevez claimed he is staying at the Etihad Stadium – Daily Mirror

New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is ready to return to former club Norwich City to land striker Grant Holt – Independent

But Lambert will not have to offload former Sunderland frontman Darren Bent to fund his Villa Park rebuilding job – Daily Mail

Spurs winger Niko Kranjcar is set to join Dynamo Kiev in a cut-price £4million deal – Daily Star

Liverpool are targeting a £16million move for Manchester City’s Adam Johnson, who has also been linked with Newcastle and Sunderland – Caught Offside

Chelsea are eyeing a £20m bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini – Daily Mirror

QPR are ready to make an audacious bid for France striker Olivier Giroud, who has been valued at £50m by his club Montpellier – Daily Mail

Premier League new boys Southampton are ready to complete the £7m deal for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez

Chris Hughton plans to raid former club Birmingham City for defender Curtis Davies, when he is confirmed as the new Norwich boss – Daily Mirror

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Malaga striker Salomon Randon, who is reportedly valued at £20m – Footylatest