Transfer Rumours Thursday June 21 2012: Newcastle, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Norwich, Swansea, Birmingham, Norwich, Aston Villa, Wolves

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NEWCASTLE United boss Alan Pardew is set to meet striker Demba Ba, 27, this week, in a bid to thrash out the striker’s future – The Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ‘certain’ captain Robin van Persie, 28, will stay at Arsenal despite only having 12 months left on his current contract – talkSPORT

Manchester City are preparing a £20million bid for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 27, as a cheaper alternative to Thiago Silva – The Mirror

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, 31, wants to stay at Spurs now Harry Redknapp has left – The Sun

Norwich City are the latest club to show an interest in signing England and Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, which will pave the way for John Ruddy, 25, to link up with former boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa – The Mirror

Swansea are keen to sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal, 27, with the Dutchman seen as the ideal replacement for Liverpool-bound Gylfi Sigurdsson – Daily Mail

Yakubu is set to land a bumper £5illion-a-year move to China. The 29-year-old Nigerian has quit relegated Blackburn and will join Guangzhou R&F this week – The Sun

Wolves are facing a triple-pronged attack to get England winger Matt Jarvis, 26, out of Molineux. Stoke and Southampton are lining up bids for the £6million-rated star, while West Ham are still interested despite having a £4million offer turned down – Daily Star

Newcastle have entered the race for Manchester City’s John Guidetti. The 20-year-old striker, who scored 20 goals in 23 games while on loan at Feyenoord last season, was watched extensively by Sunderland last season.

Full story – Daily Mail