EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on August 23

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EPL transfer news and rumours on Aug 23
London, Aug 23: Chelsea rejects Manchester City's bid for defender. Manchester United could axe winger, Liverpool slams Newcastle over Carroll switch, Sunderland close in on Manchester City winger, Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing set for exit, Southampton's blockbuster move for winger is off, Arsenal eye Spanish star.

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Today's transfer news and rumours:

  • Arsenal target Nuri Sahin could be on his way to Liverpool after his agent met the Anfield club's hierarchy.
  • Manchester City's shock £30m bid for rival Chelsea defender David Luiz has been rejected. The champions are after the 25-year-old Brazilian to cover up in defence for injured Micah Richards.
  • Manchester United may axe Nani over the wingers demands for a pay-rise. The 25-year-old Portuguese currently earns £90K weekly.
  • Brendan Rodgers has warned Newcastle United over the sale of Andy Carroll. The Liverpool boss will not sell the £35m striker on the cheap.
  • Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas Boas will make a final bid for £20m-rated striker Leandro Damiao.
  • Southampton's record-breaking move for Gaston Ramirez is off. The Saints £12m bid for Bologna winger collapsed after the clubs failed to agree terms.
  • Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is the target for Tottenham but now Fulham are also interested in the £6m-rated stopper from AS Roma.
  • Liverpool are planning to offload midfielder Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing to fund a move for Clint Dempsey.
  • Inter and AC Milan are battling to sign Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong. The Dutch holding midfielder will cost around £8 million.
  • A profile page of Tottenham's Luka Modric was created in Real Madrid's official website. Although a hacker was blamed, the Croatian playmaker is heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu.
  • Sunderland wants to improve their squad with attacking players Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher. The Black Cats are in talks with Manchester City with a £10m for Johnson while Wolves have agreed a deal for Fletcher.
  • Former Arsenal striker Eduardo was not aware of being linked to Fulham but is ready to quit Shakhtar Donetsk to play in the Premier League.
  • Sevilla and Spain star Jesus Navas is a shock target for Arsenal as Theo Walcott is yet to sign a new contract with the Gunners.
  • Michael Dawson's move to Queens Park Rangers has collapsed over personal terms. Stoke City and Sunderland are eyeing the 29-year-old centre-back.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 13:37 [IST]
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