TRANSFER RUMOURS: Tuesday, May 8: Cisse, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Ajax, Arsenal, Manchester City, Fulham

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NEWCASTLE United star Papiss Demba Cisse is being watched by a Spanish giant and the Magpies weigh up a swoop for a French ace, while it’s quiet on the Sunderland front.

Real Madrid scouts have been watching Newcastle striker Papiss Demba Cisse with a view to making a move for the Senegal international this summer. Full story: the Times

Meanwhile, Newcastle are considering a move for Marseilles and former France under-19 defender Christophe Lowinsky. Full story: the Times

Another Newcastle target, Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen, is wanted by Spurs who could be set to move for the 24-year-old. Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is closing in on £17m-rated Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, 21. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are targeting Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda, 22, as a back-up target, with their pursuit of Lille’s Eden Hazard, 21, proving more difficult than the club had first anticipated. Full story: Independent

Tottenham target Loic Remy, the 25-year-old Marseille striker, says he wants to remain with the French club but admits that their financial situation may lead to him being sold. Full story: Metro

Arsenal are keen to make the first move for Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, 29, who is also wanted by Liverpool. Full story: the Sun

Yesterday’s transfer rumours