Football transfer rumours – Thursday, August 9

THE latest football transfer rumours on Thursday, August 9, involve Sunderland, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City amongst many others.

Queens Park Rangers have lodged bids for two former Manchester United players, Roma defender Gabriel Heinze and Sunderland full-back Kieran Richardson – Full story: Metro

Arsenal will not sell Robin van Persie, 29, for less than £20m and will demand an extra £5m if Manchester United make an offer for the striker – Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United’s pursuit of Lucas Moura is over after the 19-year-old Brazilian agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with Paris Saint Germain – Full story: Daily Mail

Brendan Rodgers is close to reuniting with Joe Allen after Liverpool trigger a £15m buy-out clause in the 22-year-old’s Swansea City contract – Full story: The Guardian

Liverpool are asking for Adam Johnson on loan in addition to a fee of £23m for Daniel Agger from Manchester City – Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan are set to rival Arsenal and Liverpool for the services of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, who Jose Mourinho is allowing to leave on loan – Full story: talkSPORT

Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has turned down a new contract, putting Chelsea and Liverpool on alert for the 27-year-old – Full story: Metro

Tottenham are being linked with a move for Partizan Belgrade midfielder Mohamed Kamara – Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean says he is close to securing a loan deal for Turkey international striker Colin Kazim-Richards, 25, currently with Galatasaray – Full story: Lancashire Telegraph