Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, May 2

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NEWCASTLE United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United and Barcelona are among the clubs making the news today

Jonas Gutierrez says Newcastle United’s players are ready for the biggest week of their season – Shields Gazette

Newcastle and Fulham are weighing up bids for former Real Madrid striker Raul. The 34-year-old Spaniard is leaving Schalke in the summer and is expected to move to Qatar, but the Premier League clubs are hopeful of changing his mind – talkSport

But according to the Shields Gazette, Newcastle United are not understood to be in the hunt for Spanish superstar Raul

Martin O’Neill will resist the temptation to pursue any of the one-hit wonders from this summer’s European Championships – Sunderland Echo

Sunderland will concentrate on offloading the third of their South American flops after Cristian Riveros completed a permanent exit from the Stadium of Light – Sunderland Echo

Sunderland’s forgotten man Asamoah Gyan looks set to complete a £10m permanent move to UAE club Al-Ain this month – Daily Mail

Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool could be poised for a bidding war over Arjen Robben after the former Chelsea winger pulled out of contract talks with Bayern Munich – talkSport

Lille winger Eden Hazard, a target for Manchester United and Manchester City, attended the derby clash between the sides on Monday night – Daily Mirror

Former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique, 25, tops manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s shopping list as he plans to splash the cash to reel in Manchester City next season – Daily Star

Chelsea are preparing a £22m bid for 24-year-old Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini as owner Roman Abramovich looks to overhaul his ageing squad – Daily Mirror

Liverpool are chasing £12m-rated Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong, who has scored 30 goals for FC Twente this season. But the Anfield club face competition from 15 other clubs – the Sun

The Reds are also set for another scouting mission to watch AZ Alkmaar midfielder Rasmus Elm, 24, in action. The birth of his first child at the weekend saw the Sweden international pull out of a game and left manager Kenny Dalgish to re-schedule another scouting trip – Daily Mail

Fulham will battle Norwich and Swansea in the summer for £2m-rated Nottingham Forest defender Chris Gunter, 22 – Daily Star

Cameron Jerome has spoken again of his frustration at earning a lack of playing time at Stoke, but insists he is not planning to leave this summer – Sky Sports

Everton boss David Moyes wants to sign Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez for £8m to play alongside Nikica Jelavic – the Sun