TRANSFER RUMOURS - Thurs, Mar 1 - Afternoon update: Sunderland Bendtner, Man Utd Berbatov Martinez, Boro Hammill, Spurs, Chelsea Hulk, Liverpool, Barcelona Bale

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is on loan at Sunderland, could be set to turn his back on the Premier League and join the Russian revolution this summer – Daily Mail

Defender Jan Vertonghen would flourish at Tottenham according to Ajax team-mate Toby Alderweireld. The 24-year-old, who has also been linked with Newcastle, Sunderland and Roma, is believed to be a summer target for Harry Redknapp’s side – Inside Futbol

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to offer striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, a contract extension at Old Trafford until June 2013 – The Times (Subscription fee required)

Manchester United target Javi Martinez, 23, believes that the £33.5m buy-out-clause in his contract with Atletico Bilbao could put off clubs wanting to sign him – Inside Futbol

Chelsea have been told they will have to spend £85m if they want to complete the signing of Porto star Hulk this summer – The Metro

Liverpool target Seydou Keita has fuelled speculation that he could join the Reds from Barcelona in the summer after admitting “Liverpool are a great team” – talkSPORT

Middlesbrough have signed Wolves winger Adam Hammill on loan until the end of the season – Sky Sports

West Brom are still interested in signing Zenit St Petersburg winger Szabolcs Huszti, according to the player’s agent – Sky Sports

Liverpool are also believed to be watching Montpellier youngster Remy Cabella as they look to improve their creativity. The 21-year-old has scored four goals in his last seven games for the French side – Caught Offside

Barcelona are ready to call a halt to their pursuit of Tottenham and Wales star Gareth Bale, who is rumoured to be valued at £50m – Daily Mirror

Yesterday’s Transfer Rumours