Transfer Rumour Round-Up: Manchester United Chase “New Vidic”, Liverpool Chase £26m Attack Duo, Newcastle United Line Up Ligue 1 Striker Move, Arsenal In £30m Dilemma, Bolton Boss Tips Chelsea Striker for Greatness and Martins Goal the Easiest He Has Ever Scored

The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Arsenal want either Pepe Reina or Igor Akinfeev to be their new number one keeper as Arsene Wenger fails to see any of his current quartet (Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski, Vito Mannone and Wojciech Szczesny) as up for the task. There are also injury concerns of Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas ahead of some big up and coming matches.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish will reportedly be given a two year deal in the coming days and the Anfield boss wants Ashley Young to help provide ammunition for his front line. Andy Carroll is apparently still in need of losing weight before he gets his first team debut so the Merseyside club will continue with a Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt front pairing until the Newcastle United man can make his bow.

Talking of Newcastle, it seems that Alan Pardew is in talks with Lille as the Magpies boss looks to bring striker Gervinho to St James’ Park. They may also send Danny Guthrie out on loan to Nottingham Forest and Cheik Tiote has revealed he turned down a move to Chelsea whilst Joey Barton has reportedly turned down a new contract.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is not happy with his defensive options and will make a move for Serbian international Neven Subotic to shore things up at the back after seeing Rio Ferdinand continue to struggle with injury and Jonny Evans struggle with form. Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic are however both showing good form.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle thinks that Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has a bright future after he scored yet again for the Trotters. Man City chase Barcelona and Ajax stars and Obafemi Martins reckons his goal at Wembley yesterday was the easiest he has ever scored.

Liverpool will make a summer move for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young this summer.

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Arsenal are keen on CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev.

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Arsenal are planning a £20m summer move for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

Source: Daily Star

The Red Devils, meanwhile, are weighing up a swoop for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic as United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks to strengthen his back line.

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Manchester United are also closing in on a suitable Edwin van der Sar replacement.

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Championship side Nottingham Forest are set to bring in Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie on loan to help their promotion push.

Source: Daily Mail

Manchester City are eyeing Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel after dropping efforts to lure Barcelona’s Daniel Alves.

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Robert Pires and a number of Ashley Young’s Aston Villa team-mates have urged the England forward to stay with the club beyond this season, despite reported interest from Liverpool.

Read More: Metro

Newcastle United close in on £10m Ligue 1 striker to replace Andy Caroll

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has tipped on-loan striker Daniel Sturridge to follow in Jack Wilshere’s footsteps after a strong start to his spell at the Reebok. Arsenal midfielder Wilshire had an impressive spell on loan with the Trotters in 2010.

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Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote has revealed why he rejected a deadline-day move to Chelsea in January to stay with the Magpies. He said that the players made him feel welcome and he added: “Newcastle life is good for me. It is not like London – London is too busy, there are too many people. That makes it easier to focus on your job.”

Source: Daily Mail

Birmingham City hero Obafemi Martins claims his winning goal in Sunday’s Carling Cup final win over Arsenal was the easiest he has scored.

Source: The Sun

In other news. The following players are linked with the following clubs.

Blackpool: Charlie Adam to Tottenham

Tottenham: Luka Modric to Man United

Arsenal: Andrei Arshavin to Galatasaray

Liverpool: Alberto Aquilani to Juventus, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger to Wolfsburg

Sunderland: Asamoah Gyan to Man United,

Celtic: Biram Kayal to Man United

Everton: Jack Rodwell to Man United, Leighton Baines to Man United, Marouane Fellaini to Tottenham

West Ham: Carlton Cole to Newcastle United, Scott Parker to Tottenham, Benni McCarthy to QPR

Chelsea: Nicolas Anelka to PSG, Didier Drogba to Galatasaray, Florent Malouda to Fluminese, Gael Kakuta to Marseille

Man United: Luis Antonio Valencia to Udinese

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