Arsenal Plan Triple Swoop, Liverpool and Tottenham Battle for Brazilian, Everton Hope to Sign Adam Johnson On Loan Deal, Celtic Target Reading Striker, QPR Want Man City Defender and Luka Modric Admits Defeat

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

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Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has confirmed the club are working on deals to bring in ‘a few’ new players with Phil Jagielka (Everton), Juan Mata (Valencia), and Christopher Samba (Blackburn) believed to be their top priorities.

Full story: Metro

Tottenham have tabled a bid of around £22m for Arsenal target Juan Mata. The Valencia winger is open to a move to the Premier League and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of the 23-year-old but he is yet to make a formal offer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are considering a move to sign Manchester City’s Adam Johnson on a season-long loan. Johnson is behind midfielder David Silva in the City pecking order and may fancy a move to help protect his place in the England squad in the run-up to Euro 2012.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock is lining up a loan deal for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are watching midfielder James McCarthy’s contract talks at Wigan closely and will move for him if they go badly and the Latics show any inclination of wanting to sell. McCarthy has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted he has not given up hope of signing either Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy or Reading striker Shane Long.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Big-spending Championship side Leicester are to bid £4m-plus for Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome, who is also a target for Premier League sides Stoke, Fulham and Bolton.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head for the signature of Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas, according to reports in Brazil.

Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, Manchester City and Inter Milan will hold talks over a swap deal involving strikers Carlos Tevez and Samuel Eto’o this weekend.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to miss out on yet another major transfer target, with Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore on the verge of a move to Paris St Germain.

Full story: talksport

But Paris St Germain boss Antoine Kombouare has refused to discuss reports the club were on the brink of making Pastore their latest big-money signing.

Full story: Sky Sports

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle has set a deadline of this weekend for the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs to come forward with an acceptable bid for defender Gary Cahill.

Full story: Bolton News

Luka Modric has accepted that he is stuck at Spurs, who are refusing to sell him to London rivals Chelsea, and will reportedly knuckle down for the new season.

Full story: Metro

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