Transfer Rumours June 25: Newcastle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Everton

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NEWCASTLE striker Leon Best looks to be on the move, while it’s all quiet on the Sunderland front. Manchester duo, City and United, Liverpool, Everton, Blackburn, Fulham and Tottenham are all in the news.

Newcastle striker Leon Best, 25, has been made an offer that he “may find hard to turn down” by Blackburn – Full story: BBC

Manchester City are ready to discuss a new £52m contract with attacking midfielder David Silva – to fight off interest from Real Madrid – Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Winger Gareth Bale, 22, has handed Tottenham a massive boost by deciding to stay at White Hart Lane for at least one more year – Full story: Sunday Mirror

Spurs have made a shock move to sign Liverpool midfield target Gylfi Sigurdsson – Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City have turned their attention to Brazilian Dede, 23, in their bid to bolster their defence as Roberto Mancini has seemingly given up on AC Milan’s Thiago Silva – Full story:

Real have made a shock move to land striker Carlos Tevez – and Manchester City could be ready to sell as they prepare their first bid of £20m for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie – Full story: Sun on Sunday

Danny Murphy will join Blackburn Rovers after the 35-year-old former Liverpool and England midfielder’s contract with Fulham expired – Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Sweden defender Olof Mellberg has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Everton. The 34-year-old former Aston Villa captain is out of contract with Greek champions Olympiakos – Full story: Liverpool Echo

More transfer rumours

Liverpool and Everton are shaping up for a huge transfer battle, with both clubs tracking Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos, 19 – Full story: Metro

Luka Modric, 26, has decided he wants to leave Tottenham to play for Spanish champions Real Madrid. Manchester United and Paris St-Germain have both been chasing Modric, but it seems the Croatia midfielder has set his heart on playing for manager Jose Mourinho – Full story: Sunday Mirror

Modric is also a target for Lokomotiv Moscow after Slaven Bilic’s arrival as boss – Full story: Sun on Sunday

Chinese clubs are eyeing Wayne Rooney and other young Premier League stars in a bid to help them conquer the football world – Full story: Sunday Express

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