Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, February 14

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

Newcastle United are tracking Bolton Wanderers midfielder Mark Davies – Shields Gazette

Alan Pardew is confident his Newcastle United players will react in the right way to their 5-0 defeat against Tottenham at the weekend – Shields Gazette

John O’Shea has hailed the continued impact of James McClean on Sunderland’s fortunes – Sunderland Echo

Sunderland have announced a contingency plan for tickets if Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round clash with Arsenal ends in a draw – Sunderland Echo

Wolves are ready to turn to former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce to keep them in the Premier League after sacking Mick McCarthy – The Sun

Meanwhile McCarthy is set to be offered the Leeds United job vacated by Simon Grayson – Daily Mail

Lille winger Eden Hazard, 21, has decided to join Tottenham at the end of the season, despite interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea. However, a fee has yet to be agreed between Spurs and the French side – France Football (in French)

Arsenal have Benfica striker Rodrigo lined up as a possible replacement should Robin van Persie leave Emirates Stadium. The 20-year-old had a loan spell at Bolton last season – Daily Mail

Udinese are preparing to cash in on highly rated goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. The 27-year-old Slovenia international was a target for Manchester United before they opted to sign David de Gea in the summer – talkSPORT

Manchester United will face competition from CSKA Moscow and Juventus for the signature of 19-year-old Basel midfielder Granit Xhaka – talkSPORT

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich addressed manager Andre Villas-Boas and the Blues squad at the club’s Cobham training ground after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Everton – the Guardian

Former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann has played down speculation that he could take over as Tottenham manager if Harry Redknapp leaves to take the England role – London Evening Standard