Transfer Rumours May 31: Chelsea and Spurs linked to Demba Ba, Newcastle, Sunderland, Adam Johnson, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal.

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Tottenham and Chelsea are set to move for Newcastle striker Demba Ba, who has been given his own personal transfer window by a £7m release clause which can be activated from Thursday – for just two months – Daily Mirror

Newcastle are reported to have made a bid of between £500k and £1m for Coventry’s Gael Bigirimana, 18 – Shields Gazette

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is ready to snap up Wigan’s Senegalese midfield star Mohamed Diame, 24 – Daily Mirror

Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the race to sign Manchester City winger Adam Johnson – the Sun

French side Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a huge 150m euros bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney – Sport (in Spanish)

Chelsea are closing in on a £40m deal for Porto forward Hulk, 25, with talks set to continue later this week – Metro

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are monitoring Ukrainian 22-year-old Dnipro playmaker Yevhen Konoplyanka – talkSPORT

Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart looks to be heading out of White Hart Lane after Schalke launched a £10m-plus move for the Netherlands international – Daily Mail

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Sochaux midfielder Marvin Martin after the 24-year-old revealed he is ready to leave France – talkSPORT

Arsenal want to offer Salomon Kalou a chance to stay in the Premier League by pinching the striker, who has been released by Chelsea, from under the noses of Schalke – Caught Offside

Swansea City’s potential loan move for Tottenham’s Giovani dos Santos could scupper their bid to bring Spurs defender Steven Caulker back to the Liberty Stadium next season – South Wales Evening Post

Yesterday’s Transfer Rumours