Football transfer rumours – Thursday, August 23

THE latest football transfer rumours on Thursday, August 23, involve Tottenham, Sunderland, QPR, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan, amongst others.

Michael Dawson’s proposed move to QPR from Tottenham has hit a snag, and Sunderland and Stoke are now hoping to sign the experienced 28-year-old England defender for around £10m – Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham and Sunderland are competing to sign West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie – Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle want former striker Andy Carroll, 23, on loan for the rest of the season from Liverpool with a view to a permanent £12m deal, but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is reluctant to accept such an offer – Full story: Guardian

Chelsea have rejected a £30m bid from Manchester City for 25-year-old Brazilian defender David Luiz. City are in the hunt for defensive cover with Micah Richards out of action for ten weeks through injury – Full story: the Sun

Borussia Dortmund confirm the club have rejected a number of offers for striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, amid speculation of interest from Manchester United and Chelsea – Full story: Metro

Liverpool owner John W Henry is willing to oversee the sale of two midfielders - Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing - to fund a substantial offer for Fulham’s 29-year-old American international Clint Dempsey – Full story: Daily Mirror

The two Milan clubs, Inter and AC, are competing to sign £8m-rated Holland international Nigel de Jong, 27, from Manchester City. De Jong, who joined City from Hamburg for £18m in January 2009, has only one year remaining on his contract in Manchester and is keen to move on – Full story:

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo, 29, says he has no knowledge of a rumoured £7m Fulham bid, but admits he would consider quitting his current club Shakhtar Donetsk for another chance of Premier League football – Full story: Independent

Tottenham have been told to up their bid for Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris, 25, after having a offer for the France international turned down by the Ligue 1 side earlier in the summer – Full story: Daily Star

Spurs have already increased their offer for another player – Andre Villas-Boas wants 23-year-old Internacional striker Leandro Damiao to link up with new boy Emmanuel Adebayor – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho says he is willing to loan 23-year-old Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin to an English club, but he “couldn’t care less if he goes to Arsenal or Liverpool or Tottenham. I have no preference.” – Full story: Guardian

Mourinho also denies that Kaka is set for a move to Manchester United, after reports the 30-year-old will be loaned out to accommodate possible incoming midfielders such as Tottenham winger Luka Modric – Full story: Daily Express

With just a year left on winger Theo Walcott’s contract, Arsenal are focusing their attention on acquiring Sevilla star Jesus Navas. The 26-year-old Spanish international has a £35m buy-out clause but his club are expected to accept a much lower offer – Full story: Daily Star