TRANSFER RUMOURS: Wednesday, March 28 - Sunderland, Newcastle, Wenger planning clear-out, Chelsea, Man City, Aston Villa, Man Utd, Juventus

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Newcastle face a fight to hold on to top scorer Demba Ba, 26, with some of Europe’s richest clubs prepared to offer the striker a huge payday – Daily Express

Accrington Stanley have extended the loan of Sunderland’s Michael Liddle until the end of the season – Sky Sports

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to clear out his fringe players, which are currently costing the club £23m a year in wages, to fund a summer spending spree. Among the names set to go are Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtner – Daily Mail

Juventus are lining up a bid for Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles according to reports in his native Portugal. They are willing to offer around £9m for the 29-year-old – talkSPORT

Chelsea could have signed Eden Hazard when he was just 17, if they had acted on the advice of agent Guy Hillion who recommended the Lille winger to the club – Inside Futbol

Manchester City are set to swoop for Barcelona defender Adriano. The 27-year-old full-back has failed to command a regular first-team place and is also wanted by Bayern Munich and Juventus – talkSPORT

Borussia Dortmund are lining up a summer move for Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, 26, who is unhappy with his limited starts – The Sun

Manchester United are eyeing summer moves for Eden Hazard and and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez, with the duo expected to command a joint fee of around £55m – Caught Offside

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman insists he has not received any offers for highly-rated young defender Nathaniel Clyne – Sky Sports

Chris Hughton admits he was ‘surprised’ by Roy Hodgson’s comments regarding West Bromwich Albion’s desire to agree a permanent deal for Ben Foster – Sky Sports

Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar has been offered a return back to Spain in the summer with Valencia. The 30-year-old would be available on a free transfer as he is out of contract at the end of the season – Daily Mirror

Yesterday’s transfer rumours