Transfer Rumours Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Newcastle, Manchester City, Tottenham, QPR, Chelsea

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NEWCASTLE United could miss out on a long-term target, while it’s all quiet on the Sunderland front.

Newcastle United could miss out on Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy travelled to Holland on Monday in an attempt to close a deal for the Ajax player, who is also wanted by Arsenal and AC Milan. Full story: Daily Mail

Juventus will turn their attentions to Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko, 26, as they prepare to pull out of the race to sign Arsenal forward Robin van Persie, 28. Full story: Daily Mail

City are set to take advantage of Juve’s move by stepping up their interest in Van Persie, while the Italians could move for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, 25, as well as Dzeko. Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham want 25-year-old Marseille striker Loic Remy and could swap Luka Modric, 26, for Real Madrid’s Lassana Diarra, 27. Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR are hoping to make the most of the uncertainty at Aston Villa with a move for goalkeeper Shay Given, 36, who played under Rangers boss Mark Hughes at Manchester City. West Ham’s 31-year-old Robert Green could also be a target. Veteran keeper Given played for Mark Hughes at Man City. Full story: Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, the newly promoted Hammers fear they may lose Green over his wage demands. Full story: the Sun

QPR boss Hughes is also plotting a move for Wigan forward Victor Moses, 21. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light for a spending spree that could include Lille’s Eden Hazard, 21, Porto forward Hulk, 25, and Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 26. Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona are set to offer £10m for Manchester City’s Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta, 27. Full story: the Sun

Chelsea have given Arsenal a deadline of next week to make a decision on whether they want to sign on-loan midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 32, on a permanent basis. Full story: Metro

Blackpool want to turn 29-year-old Swansea forward Stephen Dobbie’s loan into a permanent deal. Full story: Daily Mirror