Transfer Rumours June 21: Demba Ba, Newcastle, Sunderland, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Norwich, Birmingham, Aston Villa, Swansea

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Newcastle are set for talks with Demba Ba, while it’s all quiet on the Sunderland front. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Tottenham, Norwich, Swansea, Manchester City and Birmingham are all in the news.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is set to meet striker Demba Ba, 27, this week, in a bid to thrash out the striker’s future – Full story: The Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident Arsene Wenger is ‘certain’ captain Robin van Persie, 28, will stay at Arsenal, despite only have 12 months left on his current contract – Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City are preparing a £20m bid for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 27, as a cheaper alternative to Thiago Silva – Full story: The Mirror

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, 31, wants to stay at Spurs now Harry Redknapp has left – Full story: The Sun

Norwich City are the latest club to show an interest in signing England and Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, which will pave the way for John Ruddy, 25, to link up with former boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa – Full story: The Mirror

Swansea are keen to sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal, 27, with the Dutchman seen as the ideal replacement for Liverpool-bound Gylfi Sigurdsson – Full story: Daily Mail

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