Football transfer talk and gossip (Monday, April 7)

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

Sunderland, Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United make the headlines

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says he intends to remain at the Premier League relegation-battling Wearside club next season unless he is sacked - Sun

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to challenge Chelsea’s attempts to sign Benfica’s 20-year-old Serbia forward Lazar Markovic - Metro

West Ham and Hull are leading the chase for AC Milan’s £3m-rated Ghana midfielder and former Portsmouth player Sulley Muntari, 29 - Daily Mirror

Sevilla and Spain defender Alberto Moreno, 21, is reportedly at the centre of a Premier League transfer battle involving Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool - Metro

West Ham are planning to bring back midfielder Michael Carrick, 32, and defemder Rio Ferdinand, 35, from Manchester United - Caught Offside

Chelsea scouts watched Toulouse defender Serge Aurier at the weekend, but the 21-year-old Ivory Coast international has revealed a desire to join Arsenal - Inside Futbol

Leeds owner-elect Massimo Cellino could weigh up bringing in Gianfranco Zola as boss of the Elland Road club if he decides to sack current boss Brian McDermott - Times