Football transfer talk and gossip (Friday, April 11)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.

Newcastle United, Sunderland, West Ham, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea make the headlines

Newcastle United are said to be plotting a move for Arsenal’s 21-year-old Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell, who recently scored against Manchester United in the Champions League for Olympiacos, where he is spending the season on loan - Daily Star

Newcastle United tried to hire Sir Alex Ferguson as manager when Kevin Keegan resigned in January 1997, former chairman Freddy Shepherd has revealed - Newcastle Chronicle

West Ham and Hull City are looking at Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 27, although Genoa are also thought to be interested in bringing the Italy international back to his home country - Talksport

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, 33, has opened talks with Turkish club Besiktas - his contract at Stamford Bridge expires this summer - Metro

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, 30, expects the squad to be overhauled this summer following a disappointing season at home and in Europe - Independent

France international left-back Patrice Evra, 32, is one of 10 players set to be shipped out of Old Trafford this summer as manager David Moyes rebuilds his squad - Daily Mail

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, could miss the rest of the season with a chipped bone in his toe - Daily Star

Chelsea fans are to start a collection to pay the £8,000 fine handed to manager Jose Mourinho by the Football Association for improper conduct in his side’s recent defeat to Aston Villa - Daily Mail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has issued a “hands off” warning to rival clubs over psychiatrist Steve Peters - who has also worked with snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan - Daily Telegraph