Football transfer talk and gossip (Thursday, February 13)

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

Newcastle United, Sunderland, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Charlton

Alan Pardew blasted his Newcastle United players after they were battered by Tottenham Hotspur – and accused them of not putting their bodies on the line - Shields Gazette

Gus Poyet insists he will still shuffle his pack for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Southampton, despite last night’s encounter with Manchester City falling victim to the weather - Sunderland Echo

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly met Mario Balotelli’s agent as he weighs up a summer move for the 23-year-old AC Milan striker - Metro

Porto midfielder Fernando will move to the Premier League in the summer, according to his agent. Manchester City tried to sign the 26-year-old on transfer deadline day but Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested - Daily Star

Chelsea defender David Luiz is a summer transfer target for Barcelona, who have valued the 26-year-old at about £22m - Daily Mirror

New Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir wants to sign Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela, 21, Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, 32, and beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 21, in the summer - Daily Express

Tottenham and Aston Villa are the latest sides to express an interest in Ajax’s rising star Davy Klaassen, 20, a Holland Under-21s international who is also thought to have attracted the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea - Talksport

Schalke have confirmed the £37m release clause in 20-year-old Arsenal target Julian Draxler’s contract will still be active if anyone wants to sign the midfielder in the summer - Daily Mirror

Arsenal are watching Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Maximilian Arnold, 19, who has a buyout clause of about £8m - Daily Mail

Chelsea will offer to sell striker Fernando Torres, 29, back to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid as part of a bid for prolific forward Diego Costa, 25 - Metro

Davy Klaassen made his Ajax senior debut in a Champions League match in 2011 - Metro

West Ham are among three clubs interested in Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom. The 24-year-old right-back is currently on loan at Greek side Platanias, having been frozen out by FC Dnipro manager Juande Ramos. Lyon and Werder Bremen have also monitored him - Talksport

Manchester United boss David Moyes is considering an approach for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Mousa Dembele, both 26 - Caught Offside

Juventus defender Martin Caceres, 26, could replace Nemanja Vidic at Manchester United in the summer - Talksport

Charlton want to take out-of-favour Blackburn striker Leon Best, 27, on loan for the rest of the season - Daily Star