Update – Football transfer rumours – Wednesday, August 22

THE latest football transfer rumours on Wednesday, August 22, involve Sunderland, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Fulham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and QPR, amongst others.

Sunderland are prepared to spend more than £25m over the next nine days as they chase the signatures of 25-year-old Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, 25, and Blackburn’s 24-year-old defender Martin Olsson – Full story: the Sun

Newcastle and Fulham are looking at FC Twente defender Douglas. The Brazil-born 24-year-old plays under former England boss Steve McLaren in the Dutch Eredivisie – Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal will use the millions gained by selling Alex Song to Barcelona to attempt to sign defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, from Newcastle United – Full story: caughtoffside.com

Liverpool are prepared for 23-year-old Andy Carroll to spend the season sitting on their bench, rather than sell him for a cut-price fee to a Premier League rival – Full story: Daily Express

However, potential Carroll suitors Newcastle say they will not budge from their £12m offer made for a player sold by the Magpies to the Reds for £35m in January 2011 – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta says he is being monitored by Chelsea as a possible replacement for the departed Jose Bosingwa. Azpilicueta, 22, was part of Spain’s Olympic football team at London 2012 – Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will make a £35m move for Napoli’s Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani, 25 – Full story: the Sun

The Blues are set to continue their summer spending by clinching the £23.5m signing of 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle – Full story: Daily Star

French side Rennes expect young midfielder Yann M’Vila, 21, to leave the club this week. The Ligue 1 side say they have received offers from Tottenham, Zenit St Petersburg and a third unnamed side, believed to be Arsenal – Full story: Metro

Tottenham are close to capturing Brazilian striker Willian, 24, from Shakhtar Donetsk for £20m, and also retain an interest in Internacional’s Leandro Damiao, who is 23 and won silver with Brazil at the London Olympics – Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham plan to move for 22-year-old Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic before the transfer window closes – Full story: Evening Standard

Manchester United are considering a £10m move for 22-year-old Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera from Pachuca – Full story: Daily Mail

Robert Green’s career as QPR’s No1 goalkeeper could be under threat after just one game, as Hoops manager Mark Hughes seems keen on bringing in 32-year-old former Celtic keeper and current free agent Artur Boruc – Full story: Daily Mirror