Football transfer talk and gossip (Tuesday, February 18)

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

Newcastle, Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester United and Stoke make the headlines

Fabricio Coloccini’s putting in overtime in a bid to be fit for Aston Villa’s visit to St James’s Park - Shields Gazette

Steven Fletcher will resume full training tomorrow, with the Sunderland striker boasting an outside chance of featuring at Arsenal this weekend - Sunderland Echo

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make a summer move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, after talks with the player’s agent this week - Daily Express

Manchester United have watched Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, who has a £35m buyout clause in his contract, for a third time but face competition from Chelsea to sign the 23-year-old France international - Daily Star

Wolfsburg striker Ivica Olic is keen on a move to the Premier League and Stoke are a possible destination for the 34-year-old, whose contract expires during the summer - Stoke Sentinel

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is planning a £25m summer move for 27-year-old Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic - Caught Offside

Manchester United have scouted Sporting Lisbon’s 21-year-old midfielder William Carvalho for a 12th time this season - Talksport