Transfer Rumours July 3: Demba Ba, Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Blackburn, Everton, Southampton

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NEWCASTLE striker Demba Ba is a reported target for Liverpool, while it’s all quiet on the Sunderland front. Manchester United, Chelsea, Blackburn, Arsenal, Tottenham, Southampton and Everton are also in the news.

Liverpool are considering a move for Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 27, who is available for only £7m because of a clause in his contract – Full story: Daily Mirror

Juventus are preparing a bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in a player plus cash deal – Full story: Daily Mail

Robin van Persie is set to hold talks with Arsenal this week after the club rejected an £8m bid for the 28-year-old from Juventus – Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are lining up a £10m bid for 22-year-old Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge – Full story: The Metro

Arsenal are poised to make a £12m bid to sign France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 25, but face competition from Liverpool and AC Milan – Full story: talkSPORT

Although, according to reports in Liverpool, the Reds are not interested in the Frenchman – Full story: Liverpool Echo

Chelsea are set to bid £4m for Southampton left back Luke Shaw. The 16-year-old came through the ranks at St Mary’s and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup at Millwall last season – Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United and Chelsea target Axel Witsel, 23, could be available this summer after Benfica signalled their intent to sell the Belgium international, although only for a fee in the region of £20m – Full story: talkSPORT

Steven Naismith, 25, is ready to snub West Ham and Blackburn by signing for Everton, as he seeks a move away from Rangers – Full story: The Sun

Yesterday’s transfer rumours