Transfer Rumours July 24: Newcastle United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Robin van Persie, Ryan Babel, Manchester United, Tottenham, Fulham, Swansea, Liverpool, Fulham

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NEWCASTLE United are being linked with a former Liverpool winger, while it’s all quiet on the Sunderland front.

Newcastle United have been joined by Tottenham and Swansea in the race for former Liverpool and out-of-favour Hoffenheim winger Ryan Babel, 25. Fulham are also apparently considering a bid for Dutchman Babel. Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is worried he has lost the initiative in the race to land Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28. Van Persie has refused to sign a new deal at Arsenal this summer. Full story: Daily Mail

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And Mancini is furious with City’s bosses as the much-wanted Van Persie looks set to slip away from him. Full story: Daily Mirror

Serie A giants AC Milan have opened talks with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner over a deal to bring the Dane to Italy. Full story: Metro

Manchester United are chasing River Plate’s Argentine midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano, 20, who Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both want to take on trial. Full story: Daily Mirror

Departing United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, could be on his way to Russia after Zenit St Petersburg declared their interest. Full story: talkSPORT

Bayern Munich are set to make a move for Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, 27, after the German side’s interest in Spain international Javi Martinez cooled. Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are set to bid £10m for Swansea forward Joe Allen, 22. Full story: Metro

Zenit St Petersburg have joined the race to sign Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 27, with Manchester City and Napoli also interested. Full story: Daily Mail

Nottingham Forest want to bring Jermaine Jenas, 29, back to the City Ground as they look to land the Tottenham midfielder. Full story: Daily Mirror