Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Plan £30m Striker Bid, Chelsea Target Trio, Cavani Set for £54m Switch, Black Cats Close In On Italian International

Here are Friday’s main transfer stories.

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Manchester City are close to pipping Chelsea for Fiorentina’s £30 million rated forward Stevan Jovetic, but they will have to pay the full price to land him.

Full Story: the Times (Subscription needed)

Chelsea are leading the charge to sign Wayne Rooney who has reiterated his desire to leave Manchester United.

Full Story: Daily Star

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Tottenham Hotspur will offer Aston Villa £20 million cash plus their pick of Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Scott Parker, Jake Livermore or Tom Huddlestone in a bid to land Christian Benteke.

Full Story: The Sun

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is close to completing a £54 million move to PSG.

Full Story: Independent

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has seen his move to Eintracht Frankfurt break down.

Full Story: Daily Express

Arsenal are to increase their £30 million bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez after a move for Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain threatens to break down.

Full Story: London Evening Standard

Arsenal seek to snare Sevilla starlet Geoffrey Kondogbia under the noses of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Full Story: Daily Mail

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Real Madrid won’t give up on Bale Pursuit.

Full Story: Daily Star

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has handed Manchester City a blow by claiming he is happy to stay.

Full Story: Daily Mail

Fulham ponder a move for Liverpool’s Sebastian Coates after failing to make an impact during two years at Anfield.

Full Story: Daily Mirror

Southampton’s Luke Shaw is set to frustrate Manchester United and Chelsea by signing a new deal to stay on the south coast.

Full Story: Daily Express

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Turkish side Trabzonspor are now leading the race for Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel.

Full Story: The Sun

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has told  Alan Tate, Luke Moore, Kemy Agustien and Leroy Lita they must all find new clubs.

Full Story: South Wales Echo

Sunderland have managed to talk Juventus down to just £6.8 million for midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini and will now go after Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone.

Full Story: Daily Express

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp is hoping to set up another reunion with Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

Full Story: Daily Mirror

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