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Arsenal Want Chelsea Star, Man United to Fork Out £76m for Playmaker, Newcastle United Boss Keen On England Striker, Tottenham Want Barcelona Winger, Liverpool Want Championship Hotshot, Wigan Chase Leeds Wide-Man and Sunderland to Make Cut Price Move for West Ham’s Frederic Piquionne

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Arsenal are thought to be interested in Chelsea defender Alex.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Striker Sergio Aguero is expected in England on Wednesday morning for talks with Manchester City to finalise his £38m transfer from Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Independent

On the other side of the city, Manchester United are set to make a renewed bid to sign Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Midfielder Samir Nasri, out of contract in July 2012 and heavily linked with a move from Arsenal this summer, has told the Gunners he will stay for this season.

Source: Daily Star

Chelsea could make a shock move for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, with new Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas an admirer of the 24-year-old England international.

Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will go all out to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe if he fails to land his top target, Paris St Germain’s Turkish forward Mevlut Erdinc.

Source: the Sun

Tottenham hope to complete a deal for Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, who has been forced to settle for a bit-part role since joining the Catalan giants from PSV Eindhoven in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

And Spurs are interested in signing Spain international striker Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Tottenham are also considering a move for Hamburg striker Paulo Guerrero after the Peru star revealed he is considering leaving the Imtech Arena.

Full story: fanatix.com

Birmingham are struggling to pay their bills and could be forced to sell more players to survive after owner Carson Yeung’s assets were frozen in the Far East pending his money-laundering court case.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are monitoring Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia’s availability and could submit a bid for the Argentine before the end of the month.

Full story: Metro

Liverpool are also interested in Long, having sent scouts to watch the Republic of Ireland international score twice during Reading’s friendly against Northampton last weekend.

Full story: Daily Mail

The Merseysiders are also willing to bide their time before making a cut-price swoop for Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique, who appears to have fallen out of favour with the club’s owners at St James’ Park after publicly criticising the club’s transfer policy.

Full story: Daily Mirror

However, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is still keen to keep hold of Enrique after the Spaniard’s impressive displays last season.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United are planning a triple Brazilian swoop, with the signings of Flamengo forward Adryan, Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas and Santos playmaker Ganso.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Another club on the verge of finalising a triple swoop are Liverpool, who have targeted Pachuca striker Marco Bueno, Albacete forward Nacho and United States Under-17 striker Villyan Bijev, who played for Cal Odyssey.

Full story: fanatix.com

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is weighing up Leeds winger Robert Snodgrass.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland may look to continue their summer spending with a cut-price move for West Ham striker Frederic Piquionne.

Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn are set to beat Vitesse Arnhem to the signing of Partizan Belgrade’s defensive midfielder Radosav Petrovic.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson could sign for Wolves on loan. The 23-year-old, who is also wanted by Leeds, is fit again after a knee injury.

Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan have expressed an interest in Derry City winger James McClean as they seek a replacement for Charles N’Zogbia, who looks set to join Aston Villa.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea have agreed a £1.75m fee for Middlesbrough striker Leroy Lita, 26. Brendan Rodgers has been pursuing Lita and his strike partner Marvin Emnes all summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

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