TRANSFER RUMOURS - Feb 21: Kieran Richardson, Sunderland, Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle Utd

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted to frustration at Newcastle’s failed deadline-day move for Watford’s 25-year-old defender Adrian Mariappa – Shields Gazette

Having let 26-year-old Senegal international striker Demba Ba leave West Ham on a free transfer, co-owner David Sullivan thinks Newcastle risk losing him for as little as £3.5m this summer – BBC Sport

Kieran Richardson could head a summer clear-out at Sunderland as Martin O’Neill looks to cash in before the player is out of contract – Daily Mail

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has indicated he may be ready to open contract talks with the club over the next month – Daily Telegraph

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping tabs on Ajax’s 17-year-old midfielder Viktor Fischer. The Reds manager is already considering a £15m summer move for Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen – Manchester Evening News

Meanwhile, United are willing to wait until 16-year-old IF Urædd goalkeeper Sondre Rossbach recovers from an ankle injury before deciding on whether to offer the youngster a deal – talkSPORT

Craig Dawson has signed a contract extension with West Brom keeping him at the club until June 2015 – Sky Sports

Arsenal were joined by representatives from Bayern Munich and Napoli in scouting 25-year-old Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud during the recent 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain – Metro

Everton are close to sealing a deal for rookie midfielder Jake Adelson. The 16-year-old from Australia is ready to pen a three-year contract at Goodison Park having impressed the club’s scouts while playing for Blacktown City – talkSPORT

Cardiff City striker Jon Parkin has admitted that he would be prepared to extend his loan at Scunthorpe United beyond an initial month – Sky Sports

Liverpool may look to sign 23-year-old Sampdoria winger Jonathan Biabiany this summer, who has spent this season on loan at Parma – Caught Offside

Yesterday’s rumours