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Transfer Rumour Round-Up: Liverpool Want Arsenal Youngster, Tottenham Favourites to Sign £38m Striker, Manchester United Find Ideal Solution to Resolve Pressing Issue, Aston Villa to Make Barcelona Defender Move, Chelsea to Make Move for Impressive Young Centre Back and Real Madrid Want Everton Midfielder

The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Liverpool are apparently keen on Arsenal left back Armand Traore who Damien Comolli is apparently very well aware of due to his links with both the Gunners and the French Under 21 set-up. The Anfield side are looking for a new left back as Emiliano Insua and Paul Konchesky are not up for the job and Fabio Aurelio is getting on a bit and Glen Johnson is perhaps not going to be a permanent left back, covering as he is in the position simply because youngster Martin Kelly is by the looks of it a great prospect on the right.

Arsenal are ready for a bid for Samir Nasri from Barcelona who are of course also keen on Cesc Fabregas. Andrei Arshavin continues to be linked with an Emirates exit and as well as interest from his former Zenit employers it seems that Turkish side Galatasaray are keen on the Russian playmaker.

In the defensive area Arsene Wenger is looking to sign Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci who’s side appear to be heading for Bundesliga relegation. The Arsenal boss is still looking to bring in another defender to beef up a back line that includes Thomas Vermaelen (injured), Sebastien Squillaci (prone to errors and injury prone), Laurent Koscielny (solid but occasionally positionally inept) and Johann Djourou (who is actually maturing into a very good centre back).

Tottenham are keen on signing Athletic Bilbao giants Fernando Llorente but will have to pay big bucks to sign the Spanish international but given that Harry Redknapp is not convinced by his current quartet of strikers a move may seem a plausible option. For the record he has the following options at present. Robbie Keane (sure to leave in the summer), Jermain Defoe (0 goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season), Roman Pavyluchenko (unhappy about being overlooked) and Peter Crouch (2 goals in 25 Premier League appearances this season)

Manchester United want Everton youngster Jack Rodwell, but that’s hardly news as Sir Alex Ferguson has been after the midfielder for an age. The Old Trafford boss also badly wants Luka Modric and is now looking to beat Inter Milan to the signing of Feyenoord youngster Luc Castaignos. The Premier League table toppers are also apparently going to allow Gabriel Obertan and Bebe to leave because they are simply not good enough, the same may also apply to Darron Gibson, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck, although apparently the jury is still out on those three. And it seems that Igor Akinfeev is the latest potential replacement for retirement bound Edwin van der Sar.

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier wants to solidify this defence with a move for Barcelona centre back Diego Milito but will the Argentine swap the occasional La Liga match for a move to the Premier League, he may well do according to some sources. The Villa Park boss is keen to strengthen his back-line that has conceded 46 goals this term, which compares poorly to last season when they only let in 39 all season. Up and coming defender Ciaran Clark is impressing many but perhaps the likes of Richard Dunne, Habib Beye, Luke Young and Carlos Cuellar are not pleasing the French boss?

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, but for how long, wants more young defenders at the club and has earmarked a move for Borussia Dortmund centre back Neven Subotic who could form a long term pairing with David Luiz. It’s a move that could work although would the Serbian leave the Bundesliga side after they win their first title in a decade? The likes of John Terry, Paulo Ferreira and Ashley Cole are getting on a bit though, so new additions would make sense.

Liverpool keen on Arsenal full back Armand Traore.

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Real Madrid have joined Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign highly rated Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

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Tottenham favourites to land £38m La Liga striker.

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French midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed he could quit Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer – if the Gunners win the title.

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Man United look to beat Inter Milan to Dutch starlet.

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Arsenal ready to move for Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci.

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Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Barcelona’s out-of-favour defender Gabriel Milito and hope to snap him up for free in the summer.

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Manchester United have set their sites on CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, who is retiring at the end of the season.

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to form a dream centre-back partnership between David Luiz, who arrived from Benfica in January, and Borussia Dortmund’s Serbian star Neven Subotic.

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Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar and Barcelona winger Alexander Hleb, who is on loan at Birmingham, are both wanted by newly promoted Russian Premier League team Krasnodar.

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Former Liverpool and Sunderland star Djibril Cisse, now with Panathinaikos, says he will definitely leave Greece in the summer after alleging he was attacked by Olympiakos fans at the weekend.

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In other news. The following players are linked with the following clubs.

Blackpool: Charlie Adam to Tottenham

Tottenham: Luka Modric to Man United

Arsenal: Andrei Arshavin to Galatasaray

Liverpool: Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger to Wolfsburg

Sunderland: Asamoah Gyan to Man United,

Celtic: Biram Kayal to Man United

Everton: Jack Rodwell to Man United, Leighton Baines to Man United, Marouane Fellaini to Tottenham

West Ham: Carlton Cole to Newcastle United, Scott Parker to Tottenham, Benni McCarthy to QPR

Chelsea: Nicolas Anelka to PSG, Didier Drogba to Galatasaray, Florent Malouda to Fluminese, Gael Kakuta to Marseille

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