Transfer talk: Featuring Kroos, De Jong and Ince

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Transfer news from Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Cardiff City, West Brom, Swansea City and Crystal Palace.

Newcastle United appear on the verge of signing Dutch international striker Luuk De Jong - as he travels to the North East for a medical with the club.

His club Borussia Monchengladbach confirmed the news via their official Twitter account - and the struggling striker is expected to be a Newcastle player by the end of the day.

His deal will be an initial loan agreement with an option to buy - should he impress at St James Park.

Manchester United have been given hope in the pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos. David Moyes was pictured watching the German international in the company of his agent recently - sparking rumours he could move for the player.

And Kroos admitted today.

“I am unable to rule anything out. There are worse situations in life. I play for a top club, and under a top coach. I am pleased, and sometime in the future a decision will be made.”

West Brom are reportedly after Benfica right-back Andre Almeida.

New manager Pepe Mel is said to be a big fan of the 23-year-old right back and he is not currently a regular in Lisbon.

A loan with an option to buy is being reported as a possible option.

Blackpool winger Tom Ince is set to make a decision on his future in the next couple of days - and has plenty of interest in his potential services.

Cardiff City and Crystal Palace are both keen on the player while Liverpool and Monaco offer more illustrious destinations.

Swansea City are also one of the favourites - and Michael Laudrup admitted he was awaiting a reply from the player, whose father was sacked by text message recently, on a potential exit from Bloomfield Road:

"I have spoken to him, I can't say anything more. This is a player who is in the situation and has only a few months left of his contract and he can do whatever he wants to."

With Yohan Cabaye the subject of a successful £23 million bid from Paris Saint-Germain late last night, the Toon are looking at potential replacements for the French international.

One option is compatriot Clement Grenier at Lyon.

The highly-rated midfielder has left tentative ‘come-and-get-me’ pleas to the Premier League in recent months - and could now get his wish.

However his manager Remi Garde states:

"The Clement case, I have not discussed with my president. You tell me the interest of Newcastle. For Clement, I think it will be the same as with Max [Gonalons]."

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