Newcastle linked with Senegal striker, Man City want Arsenal’s Sagna and Joe Hart targeted by Real Madrid

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NEWCASTLE United’s pursuit of striking reinforcements took another turn today as they were linked with a Senegal striker.

The Magpies are in desperate need for fresh firepower in the summer, with doubts over whether Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Demba Cisse and Luuk de Jong will remain at the club.

And the Daily Mirror today reported that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is interested in adding Metz’s 24-year-old Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho to his squad.

Other transfer headlines today included Man City being linked with a free transfer swoop for Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna.

Main transfer headlines:

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has emerged as a £25m target for Spanish giants Real Madrid who want the 26-year-old as a successor for the long-serving, but out-of-favour, Iker Casillas. Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 31, has turned down a £9m offer from Inter Milan and now looks set to sign on a free transfer for Manchester City this summer. Full story: Daily Star

Big-spending Monaco could use their close links with agent Jorge Mendes to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 21. Full story: Inside Futbol

Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 27, has distanced himself from a move to Arsenal by stating that he will stay at the La Liga club for at least another season. Full story: Talksport

Rubin Kazan midfield anchorman Yann M’Vila, 23, is back on the list of possible targets for Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton after being told he can leave the Russian club. Full story: Daily Express

Bayern Munich are confident that they can keep hold of striker Mario Mandzukic, 27, despite the interest of Chelsea and Arsenal. Full story: Daily Star

AC Milan could move to sign Udinese striker Luis Muriel at the end of the season if 23-year-old Mario Balotelli departs the San Siro. Muriel, 22, is reported to be one of Liverpool’s summer targets. Full story: Talksport