TRANSFER RUMOURS - Tuesday, March 27: Pardew: We could do with more like Demba Ba and Cabaye, Villa, Man City, Man Utd plan £12m bid

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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he will have to try and sign more ‘gems’ like Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye if they are to continue to compete with the Premier League’s elite – The Metro

Manchester City are ready to listen to offers for striker Edin Dzeko, which has alerted both Juventus and Real Madrid. The 26-year-old cost city £27m last summer – Daily Mail

Aston Villa target Bas Dost is set to snub interest from Alex McLeish’s side after labelling them “not very good”. The Dutch striker has scored 23 times for Heerenveen this season – talkSPORT

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is planning a £12m bid for Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, as Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen prepare to leave Old Trafford – Caught Offside

Tranmere Rovers defender Danny Holmes is wanted by both Rangers and Celtic as well as Liverpool. The 22-year-old was released by Rovers before returning after a spell in the League of Wales – talkSPORT

Yesterday’s transfer rumours