TRANSFER RUMOURS: Thursday, August 16 - Black Cats in Saha talks, Defoe for Spurs, Villa or Sunderland? Mordric on way to Spain

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Sunderland have opened talks with free agent Louis Saha, 34, as negotiations continue with Wolves over 25-year-old striker Steven Fletcher – Full story: Daily Mail

QPR, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe, 29 – Full story: Metro

With Manchester United set to sign Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, Old Trafford striker Javier Hernandez, 24, could move the other way – Full story: Daily Mirror

More transfer rumours

Midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is expected to travel to Spain within the next 48 hours for a medical and to agree personal terms with Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho’s side offered a package that guaranteed Tottenham close to £35m – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, 23, is wanted on loan by Nottingham Forest – Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal have expressed a willingness to sell 24-year-old midfielder Alex Song, but the club are yet to agree a fee with Barcelona – Full story: Evening Standard

Blackburn have rejected a £500,000 bid from Norwich for 27-year-old goalkeeper Mark Bunn – Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Everton are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, who will be allowed to leave Anfield for £5m – Full story: Daily Mirror

The Scotland international could be replaced by Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin after Liverpool moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a loan deal for the 23-year-old – Full story: Guardian

Everton’s move for Olympiacos striker Kevin Mirallas has advanced to the stage where manager David Moyes has opened talks with the 24-year-old’s club – Full story: Independent

Swansea have lined up Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, as a potential replacement for Scott Sinclair if the 23-year-old is sold – Full story: the Sun