Football transfer rumours – Tuesday, August 28

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THE latest football transfer rumours on Tuesday, August 28, involve Sunderland, Liverpool, Fulham, Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester City and Tottenham, amongst others.

Sunderland are hopeful of beating Liverpool to the signing of striker Clint Dempsey after opening talks with Fulham over a transfer – Full story: Metro

Liverpool want Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and will sell midfielders Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing to raise the funds to buy him – Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole could be set for a shock return to West Ham before the end of the transfer window – Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City are closing in on Fiorentina’s 19-year-old Serbia defender Matija Nastasic, with Montenegro defender Stefan Savic – plus cash – going the other way – Full story: Gazetta dello Sport

QPR are set to complete the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan – Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham hope to complete the triple signing of Moussa Dembele from Fulham, Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian – Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Genk’s 21-year-old international striker Christian Benteke has emerged as a leading target for Aston Villa – Full story: Birmingham Mail

Barcelona will this week sanction the loan departure of dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested – Full story: talkSPORT

Everton have made an enquiry for Dundee United’s highly-rated 22-year-old forward Johnny Russell – Full story: SkySports