Football transfer rumours – Friday, August 17

THE latest football transfer rumours on Friday, August 17, involve Mancheter City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, amongst others.

Manchester City are believed to have raised their interest in Roma’s Italian midfield star Daniele De Rossi – Full story: SkySports

Swansea midfielder Scott Sinclair has said to have told new manager Michael Laudrup he will not sign a new contract following reports linking him with a move away from the Liberty Stadium to Premier League champions Manchester City – Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has reiterated his desire to leave the club, saying he will not be happy until he has done so. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Sunderland but has so far failed to seal a move away – Full story: talkSPORT

Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, has been urged to stall on a move to Liverpool by Arsenal, who hope the lure of Champions League football will persuade the ex-Dortmund star to snub the Anfield club – Full story: The Sun

Liverpool are lining up a move for either of Spurs pair Steven Caulker or Michael Dawson if defender Daniel Agger does leave the club to sign for Manchester City – Full story: The Metro

Tottenham are ready to make a move for Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, 29, as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Luka Modric – Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham have revived their interest in Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 23, who is not part of Steve Kean’s plans after refusing to play for the club last season – Full story: Daily Mail

Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg are interested in signing Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov. The 31-year-old Bulgarian international has been told he can leave Old Trafford – Full story: The Metro