Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, February 28

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

Newcastle are leading the chase to sign Dijon’s 24-year-old midfielder Benjamin Corgnet – talkSPORT

Papiss Demba Cisse has been backed to be a derby hero for Newcastle United – Shields Gazette

Jordan Henderson is backing teenager Connor Wickham to handle the pressure of his £8m price tag and come good at Sunderland – Sunderland Echo

Former Blackburn captain Chris Samba has dismissed suggestions that he only moved to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for financial reasons – The Sun

Norwich boss Paul Lambert is lining up a £1.5million offer for Nottingham Forest right-back Chris Gunter – The Sun

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is linking up a summer swoop for Porto’s £85million-rated striker Hulk – The Star

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis insists the club will not go crazy in the summer transfer market despite posting half-yearly pre-tax profits of £49.5million yesterday – The Daily Mail.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock hopes to sign Bolton left-back Paul Robinson to bolster his late play-off bid – The Sun

Manchester United’s attempts to keep teenage prodigy Paul Pogba have hit crisis point – Daily Mail