Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, February 15

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

Newcastle United are understood to have Bolton Wanderers’ midfielder Mark Davies, 23, on their summer transfer shortlist – Shields Gazette

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland midfielder Lee Clark today parted company with League One side Huddersfield Town – Shields Gazette

Stephane Sessegnon insists Sunderland supporters have helped him settle on Wearside – Sunderland Echo

Neale Cooper will today intensify his search for a new striker after leaving Preston in a “rage” last night – Hartlepool Mail

Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid’s German international midfielder Sami Khedira, with the 24-year-old weighing up his options – Daily Mail

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that former Hull striker Caleb Folan is training with the club – Sky Sports

French side Montpellier have placed a massive £16m price tag on 25-year-old striker Olivier Giroud, who is an Arsenal target – talkSPORT

Chelsea are still tracking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba – but Sir Alex Ferguson remains hopeful that he can get the highly rated 18-year-old to sign a new deal – Daily Mirror

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley is considering a move to Major League Soccer despite being given another chance after returning to Spurs following a season-long loan at West Ham – The Sun

Meanwhile, Spurs have signed Sao Paulo defender Bruno Uvini on a short-term loan deal, with a view to a permanent switch in the summer – Sky Sports

Keith Andrews would like to stay at West Brom on a long-term basis if he is offered the opportunity – Sky Sports

Everton will not ask to extend Landon Donovan’s loan from LA Galaxy as they want to make sure that they can borrow the US international next season too – Daily Mirror

Lille’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 21, has encouraged Real Madrid and Barcelona to act quickly if they want to stop him making a switch to Tottenham – Metro

Javi Garcia’s agent claims that two Premier League clubs, along with other sides around Europe, are chasing the Benfica midfielder. Manchester City and Manchester United have both been linked with the 25-year-old – Sky Sports News