TRANSFER RUMOURS WEDNESDAY APRIL 18: Newcastle, Man City, Man Utd, Sturridge, McLeish, Cabaye.

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NEWCASTLE United are being linked with a move for a goal-scoring midfielder, while Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Aston Villa, among others, are also being linked with transfer activity.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made discrete enquiries about Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 22, who has scored seven goals for Swansea since joining on loan from Hoffenheim in January. (Daily Mirror)

The Magpies have also handed a 10-day trial to 19-year-old Melbourne Heart centre-back Curtis Good. (Daily Express)

Manchester City are chasing Le Havre’s French midfielder Jules Ntcham, 16, who has been compared to Marcel Desailly. Inter Milan, Juventus and Arsenal are also interested. (Daily Telegraph)

City are also planning a £20m swoop to bring Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge back to the club. The 22-year-old left the Etihad outfit three-years ago. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are considering a move for FC Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo. The 22-year-old Costa Rica international would provide cover for Patrice Evra. (Daily Mail)

West Brom want £3m for striker Simon Cox, 24, who is wanted by both Ipswich and Cardiff. (Daily Mirror)

Lazio playmaker Hernanes, 26, is set to snub interest from big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and join Arsenal in the summer. (Talksport)

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has told Lille’s Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 21, to choose Arsenal over Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa target Bas Dost has been in talks with German side Wolfsburg. The 22-year-old Heerenveen striker is currently the top scorer in the Netherlands. (Talksport)

Villa manager Alex McLeish faces a fight to hold onto his job as owner Randy Lerner plans a summer shake-up. The American wants to appoint a director of football, and is considering naming a new manager to work underneath him. (Daily Star)

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