Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, March 29

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are among the clubs making the news today.

Alan Shearer has written off Newcastle’s Champions League hopes – despite claiming they have overachieved this season. Alan Pardew’s side are sixth in the Premier League table, but former Magpies striker Shearer does not believe they are ready for a place at European football’s top table – talkSPORT

Newcastle United are stronger for the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool, according to John Carver – Shields Gazette

Martin O’Neill has promised that Sunderland won’t be putting their feet up in the wake of preserving their Premier League status and exiting the cup – Sunderland Echo

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is a £6m target for Paris Saint-Germain. Fiorentina and his former club Bordeaux are also interested – Daily Mirror

QPR striker Bobby Zamora is not looking for a move to West Ham, according to the player’s agent – Metro

The agent of highly-rated Colombian forward Luis Muriel claims there is no substance to rumours linking his client with a summer move to Arsenal or AC Milan – Sky Sports

Chelsea and Tottenham will have to dig deep if they want to prise unsettled winger Milos Krasic away from Juventus, according to the player’s agent – talkSport

Chelsea have reportedly made a fresh approach for Stamford Bridge hero Gianfranco Zola to join the club’s backroom staff – Daily Mail

Spurs are considering pulling the plug on their attempts to sign on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on a permanent basis from Manchester City – talkSPORT

Blackburn manager Steve Kean was in France on Wednesday night watching Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, 26 – Daily Mirror