TRANSFER RUMOURS - MON, OCT 29: Newcastle set to win race to sign Sissoko, de Gea/Man utd, Cattermole staying put

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Newcastle have been linked with Moussa Sissoko, while Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has penned a new deal.

Newcastle appear to have won the race to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 23, from Toulouse despite interest from Spurs, Liverpool, Everton and Fulham – Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has signed a new deal keeping him at the club until 2016 – Shields Gazette

Birmingham boss Lee Clark wants to extend Leroy Lita’s stay at St Andrew’s – Sky Sports

Florent Malouda’s hopes of ending his Chelsea stay have suffered a setback after Santos distanced themselves from a move for the 32-year-old French winger – Full story: Metro

Goalkeeper David de Gea, 21, insists he is happy at Manchester United and is not looking to return to Spanish football, despite reported interest from Real Madrid – Full story: Sky Sports

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool all had scouts watching Genoa full-back Mario Sampirisi, 19, against AC Milan on Saturday – Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in signing Paris St-Germain’s Uruguayan defender Diego Lugano, 31 – Full story: caughtoffside.com

United will have to stump up £25m if they want to sign PSV Eindhoven’s Kevin Strootman, 22, after Sir Alex Ferguson missed out on the chance to sign the Dutch midfielder for just £10m last year – Full story: Metro