TRANSFER RUMOURS; August 31 - Arsenal, Chelsea, Sunderland, Michael Essien, Danny Rose

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Arsenal are planning a move for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. Arsene Wenger wants the 29-year-old on loan after he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Mail

Porto say Tottenham will have to smash their £16.5m transfer record to land 25-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho. Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are preparing to loan out striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, if they can complete the signing of Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle. The 20-year-old forward is likely to cost the European champions £20m. Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham’s Michael Dawson, 28, could still leave White Hart Lane, despite fellow defender Younes Kaboul likely to be out injured until Christmas. Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool outcast Charlie Adam may have to choose between a trio of clubs on deadline day - with Stoke trying to beat Everton and Fulham to the midfielder’s signature. Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are ready to send striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, out on loan, with Malaga or Besiktas likely destinations. Full story: The Metro

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 32, could be set for a deadline-day return to former club West Ham. Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa are aiming to pull off a double swoop for Genk striker Christian Benteke, 21, and Charlton’s 22-year-old midfielder Dale Stephens. Full story: Daily Mirror

Centre-back and defensive midfielder Stephane Mbia, 26, has revealed he is heading for QPR — after snubbing an 11th-hour bid from Fenerbahce. Full story: The Sun

Everton want to sign Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi after the 23-year-old fell out with Rovers boss Steve Kean. Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom will launch a £3m beat-the-deadline bid for Blackburn’s 24-year-old defender Martin Olsson. Full story: The Sun

Sunderland see Danny Rose, 22, as the ideal replacement for Kieran Richardson and hope to sign Tottenham’s left-sided player on loan. Full story: Daily Mirror